Readers may be interested in this call for papers for the upcoming Australian Archaeology Association conference held at the end of the year. Deadline for submissions is 22 July 2022.
Building on last year’s Digital Archaeology session, beyond tools and toys, this year we focus on how technology can be used to negotiate entangled encounters to make archaeology more accessible to a broader range of people, particularly those in marginalised or remote communities. Archaeotech (technology used in archaeology) used to be prohibitively expensive and required highly specialised knowledge sets to collect, interpret, and transmit data. We propose that Digital Archaeology should aim to use archaeotech to empower communities that we work with. Data can be collected, stored, or visualised in a way that enables decision making to occur on a local level outside of traditional power domains. Archaeologists continue to adapt and advance digital archaeology from photogrammetry, laser scanning, UAS (unmanned aerial systems), GIS (geographical information systems) and other tools that further our research objectives. Availability of open-source software and decreasing need for specialised hardware can effectively democratise archaeotech. This session will discuss ongoing barriers to adoption, showcase the ways archaeotech is an opportunity for negotiating entangled encounters and explore the ways the ways it has been developed and adopted by different communities to document and preserve cultural heritage for future generations.
Convenors: Andrea Jalandoni, Griffith University and Emma Beckett, The University of Western Australia
When submitting an abstract you will need to:
- Login https://www.conferenceonline.com/abstract/alogin/?clear=1&warehouse_id=1537Provide
- Provide a title, author(s) and affiliation(s)
- Nominate session theme Self-Determination Through Digital Archaeology
- Indicate the abstract is an oral presentation (15 minutes plus 5 minutes Q&A)
- Provide a 300-word abstract (maximum 2050 characters including spaces)
- Agree to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics, Sexual Harassment Policy 2012, Discrimination Policy 2012, Equal Opportunity Policy 2012 and Website and Social Media Policies.
The Conference Organisers reserve the right to reassign your paper if they feel it is more appropriate for another session theme.
Please note that an individual may be the principal author and present only ONE oral presentation and ONE poster at the conference, although they can be subsidiary co-authors on any number of other papers and posters.
Submissions for abstracts close 22 July 2022.
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