A recent empirical study by Néhémie Strupler and Toby C. Wilkinson demonstrates that openly accessible digital tools, such as open-source Git and R platforms, can increase the transparency of archaeological fieldwork, while adding methodological rigor to its procedures. A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. While archaeology as a science is associated with limitations to the open dissemination, controlled reproduction and independent validation of its findings, the principles of Open Science, as Strupler and Wilkinson argue in their research article published in October 2017 in the Open Access journal Open Archaeology, can contribute to the mitigation of these methodology shortcomings this […]
In 2016, this topical collection of articles on advances in arctic archeology has surveyed both the recent changes the arctic north undergoes and the implications of increasingly accessible data for research. A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. While the arctic region of North America experiences climate-related changes, growing tourism exposure and mounting resource-extraction probes, this also lead to the reconfiguration of relations between local and global players, such as indigenous and scientific communities. On the background of the ecological disruptions that this region undergoes, researchers increasingly take advantage of the growing stock of imaging and geomatic data to apply novel […]
In 2016, the Open Access Journal Open Archaeology has produced a collection of topical articles on the status of metal-detecting for other than scientific reasons in different European countries.