Archaeology and the Big Tent of the Digital Humanities

Archaeology and the Big Tent of the Digital Humanities

Slides from my MITH (Maryland Institute for Technology & the Humanities) Digital Dialogue talk. For full details in the talk, go to http://mith.umd.edu/podcasts/ethan-watrall-archaeology-and-the-big-tent-of-the-digital-humanities/

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Ethan Watrall

October 04, 2012
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  1. ARCHAEOLOGY Dr. Ethan Watrall Department of Anthropology MATRIX: The Center

    for the Arts, Letters, & Social Sciences Online Michigan State University @captain_primate DIGITAL HUMANITIES BIG TENT & THE OF
  2. THE “BIG TENT” @captain_primate | #mithdd

  3. ARCHAEOLOGISTS? WHERE ARE ALL THE @captain_primate | #mithdd

  4. @captain_primate | #mithdd www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de

  5. @captain_primate | #mithdd PLENARY SESSIONS: 2 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: 10 PANELS:

    11 PAPERS: 137 POSTERS: 46 www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de
  6. @captain_primate | #mithdd 2 (and a half?) www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de

  7. @captain_primate | #mithdd www.archaeologysouthwest.org/2011/06/16/significant-results I DUNNO...is the “D” for Dirt?

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS “DH” THING IS?
  8. @captain_primate | #mithdd vs ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS HUMANIST ARCHAEOLOGISTS

  9. @captain_primate | #mithdd HUMANIST ARCHAEOLOGISTS view archaeology as a toolkit

    to describe (and understand) specific events and phenomena ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS attempt to systematically and rigorously understand the organization, operation, and evolution of human societies based on the study material culture
  10. HUMANIST ARCHAEOLOGY @captain_primate | #mithdd

  11. ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHAEOLOGY @captain_primate | #mithdd

  12. WHY? @captain_primate | #mithdd

  13. BRIEF HISTORY OF DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGY   WHY THE SEPARATION?

     LOCI FOR FRUITFUL COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION @captain_primate | #mithdd
  14. BRIEF HISTORY OF DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGY @captain_primate | #mithdd

  15. DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGY @captain_primate | #mithdd computational

  16. DATA   DRAFTING  GEOSPATIAL  MULTIMEDIA @captain_primate |

    #mithdd
  17. DATA   DRAFTING  GEOSPATIAL  MULTIMEDIA @captain_primate |

    #mithdd
  18. DATA ANALYSIS   DATA STORAGE @captain_primate | #mithdd

  19. tens of thousands/hundreds of thousands/millions of artifacts 1 archaeological site

    each artifact with many discreet characteristics thousands of natural & physical samples laser scans with millions of data points RESULT: AN EPIC LOAD OF CRAZY MESSY DATA @captain_primate | #mithdd
  20. JAMES DEETZ @captain_primate | #mithdd en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Deetz

  21. @captain_primate | #mithdd anthropology.umn.edu/labs/wlnaa/pottery

  22. IBM 704 @captain_primate | #mithdd

  23. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  24. DATA ANALYSIS   DATA STORAGE @captain_primate | #mithdd

  25. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  26. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  27. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  28. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  29. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  30. @captain_primate | #mithdd www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo ARKANSAS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY

  31. Used the General Retrieval and Information Processor for Humanities Oriented

    Studies (GRIPHOS) system to provide information storage, search, and retrieval infrastructure for AAS site files, the Harrington Caddoan collection (housed in the Museum of the American Indian), AAS faunal collection, and AAS human skeletal collection AAS @captain_primate | #mithdd
  32. DATA   DRAFTING  GEOSPATIAL  MULTIMEDIA @captain_primate |

    #mithdd
  33. DESKTOP DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGY @captain_primate | #mithdd

  34. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  35. @captain_primate | #mithdd www.viking.ucla.edu/mosfell_project

  36. TOTAL STATION @captain_primate | #mithdd

  37. DATA   DRAFTING  GEOSPATIAL  MULTIMEDIA @captain_primate |

    #mithdd
  38. @captain_primate | #mithdd www.esri.com/news/arcnews/fall06articles/a-cost-effective.html

  39. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  40. DATA   DRAFTING  GEOSPATIAL  MULTIMEDIA @captain_primate |

    #mithdd
  41. MULTIMEDIA & CD-ROM ARCHAEOLOGY @captain_primate | #mithdd

  42. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  43. @captain_primate | #mithdd www.indiana.edu/~origins/teach/Olduvai.html

  44. @captain_primate | #mithdd ARCHAEOLOGY DIGITAL HUMANITIES

  45. “H” @captain_primate | #mithdd THE IN THE DH

  46. STEP BACK, we’re doing science! you heard the man...SCIENCE! @captain_primate

    | #mithdd
  47. @captain_primate | #mithdd vs SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS ARCHAEOLOGISTS

  48. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  49. POINTS OF INTERSECTION @captain_primate | #mithdd

  50. DATA @captain_primate | #mithdd

  51. BIG DATA @captain_primate | #mithdd

  52. @captain_primate | #mithdd www.opencontext.org | alexandriaarchive.org

  53. @captain_primate | #mithdd @up_joad | openarchaeologydata.metajnl.com

  54. @captain_primate | #mithdd @up_joad | openarchaeologydata.metajnl.com

  55. PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT @captain_primate | #mithdd

  56. @captain_primate | #mithdd PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY @capmsu | campusarch.msu.edu/

  57. COMMUNITY ARCHAEOLOGY @captain_primate | #mithdd paulbelford.blogspot.com/2010/04/community-archaeology-at-hinkshay.html

  58. @captain_primate | #mithdd www.lparchaeology.com/prescot/

  59. @captain_primate | #mithdd @capmsu | campusarch.msu.edu/

  60. 3D CAPTURE & VISUALIZING @captain_primate | #mithdd

  61. @captain_primate | #mithdd archive.cyark.org/

  62. @captain_primate | #mithdd archive.cyark.org/

  63. @captain_primate | #mithdd archive.cyark.org/

  64. EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING @captain_primate | #mithdd

  65. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  66. @captain_primate | #mithdd @capmsu | campusarch.msu.edu/

  67. @captain_primate | #mithdd @capmsu | campusarch.msu.edu/

  68. #ALT-AC @captain_primate | #mithdd

  69. @captain_primate | #mithdd

  70. @captain_primate | #mithdd COMPLIANCE ARCHAEOLOGY (CRM) PUBLIC SECTION ARCHAEOLOGY (NPS,

    SHPO, DOD) MUSEUM ARCHAEOLOGY (ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYS)
  71. THE “BIG TENT” @captain_primate | #mithdd

  72. QUESTIONS? FIN Dr. Ethan Watrall Department of Anthropology MATRIX: The

    Center for the Arts, Letters, & Social Sciences Online Michigan State University @captain_primate