What is Digital Archaeology?

We’re currently writing the very first draft of our integrated DHBox virtual-machine-and-textbook for digital archaeology. It’s aimed at the same crowd as a regular intro-to-archaeology text, that is, first or second year students with little digital grounding. It won’t cover everyone’s wishlist for digital archaeology, but it will with care be a solid foundation for […]

Archaeogaming2 Unconference – take 2

updates! The framework schedule may be examined here: http://bit.ly/2moYJXq . More sessions can be proposed tomorrow morning as interests dictate. This schedule is not set in stone, aside from the session facilitated by Meghan. we observe the rule of two feet: feel free to jump between breakout rooms as your interests take you. Unlike a face-to-face formal […]

On Writing with Bookdown

How do you collaborate remotely with co-authors? How do you make sure that what you write is as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, and do so such that your readers become collaborators as well? When Ian, Scott and I wrote The Macroscope, we tried a combination of a comment-press enabled wordpress […]

Notes on running the DH-USB

Our digital archaeology textbook will be intertwined with an instance of the DHBox. One of the participants in that project is Jonathan Reeve, who has been building a version that runs off a bootable USB. So naturally, I had to give it a spin. I ran out, got a new usb stick and…. …had to […]

Rehashing Archaeology – Critical Perspectives in Digital Archaeology, Feb 3rd 2017

I’m not in Boston, but my voice and my slides are. This is what they’re saying. slides: https://shawngraham.github.io/presentations/harvard.html  (resize your browser window a bit smaller, make it square, for best viewing). video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGHFt-d9SCo notes: # Rehashing Archaeology — To rehash: v. To bring forth again in another form without significant alteration: _rehashing old ideas._ v. To discuss […]

On Public Access to Digital Data: Mining Public Comment

Yesterday, Bethany suggested that the public comments on the American OSTP request for info regarding public access to digital data would be a good target for some data mining: So, I downloaded the pdf and turned it into plain text. I did not do any cleanup; what follows is a brief look at large-scale patterns, […]