Issue: Internet Archaeology 15: Archaeological informatics:

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Title: Internet Archaeology 15: Archaeological informatics:
Year of Publication: 2004
Volume: 15
Number of Pages: 0
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David Miles
discussion on the development of integrated digital publication in archaeology and English Heritage initiatives in digital archiving and dissemination of data
Jeremy W Huggett
Seamus Ross
the authors examine the impact of information technologies archaeology, and the ways in which they are changing the theory and practice of archaeology itself. These ideas were explored in the `Beyond Technology' workshop at which the papers included in this issue were first presented
Jeremy W Huggett
the article argues that there has been little discussion of the ways in which the application of information technologies may affect the practice of archaeology itself. Aspects investigated here include reductionist processual approaches, the language and community of archaeological computing practitioners, the effects of distance and agents, issues of data recording and retrieval, and the implications of internet delivery of information including the capacity for its distortion
Kathryn Denning
the article looks at the nature of readers and readership in relation to the presentation of archaeology online. It identifies a need for information about how people access online information, and the development of best practice guidelines for archaeological online writing
Cornelius Holtorf
paper about the future of electronic scholarship in the form of a commentary about the author's experiences with publishing an electronic monograph originally submitted to the University of Wales as a hypermedia Doctoral dissertation in archaeology. The author discusses the electronic and multilinear format in relation to foundations of current academic discourse and the maintenance of academic credibility, and the radical possibilities of electronic scholarship
Nick Ryan
the article looks at the database analysis and design process, and shows how the characteristics of data models affect the process of database design and implementation. The impact of the Internet on the development of databases is examined, and the article concludes with a discussion of a range of issues associated with the recording and management of archaeological data
Paul Gilman
the paper discusses recent changes affecting SMRs' use of computing, including greater integration of information about the historic environment through widening the scope of SMRs or linking them to other systems, and concludes by an attempt to chart some trends for the future, notably the impending change of SMRs to broader-based Historic Environment Records (HERs)
Diana Murray
the article reviews the development of online national archaeological records, and the changes brought about by the shift in focus towards computer-based inventories and their wider accessibility through the Internet. It identifies a series of issues that have arisen at least partly as a result of this wider dissemination of information, and proposes a number of ways forward
Julian D Richards
the article attempts to address some of the questions prompted by the increasing importance of online archives in archaeological informatics, based on the experiences gained and lessons learned during the development of the Archaeology Data Service over the last five years
Clive Robert Orton
The article looks at the background and use of mathematical models associated with computing through the development of increasingly complex methodologies, and asks why there has been an apparent downturn in their use. A distinction between 'tactical' and 'strategic' models is drawn, and a number of areas of future development identified
Armin Schmidt
the article investigates the contributions which informatics has made to archaeological prospection in the past and looks at its potential for the future. It is shown how the workflow of satellite imagery, aerial photography and geophysical prospection can be broken down into measurements, acquisition, processing, visualisation and interpretation, and that informatics can greatly assist with the final archaeological analysis of the measurements but that human experience and assessments are crucial for a meaningful interpretation
David Wheatley
the article aims to stimulate debate about the future role of GIS within archaeology. Existing applications of GIS to archaeology are reviewed, concentrating on two areas of application, predictive modelling and visibility analyses, and on their wider disciplinary context. The paper concludes by qualifying the claim that there is a 'hidden agenda' for archaeological applications of GIS. Instead, this is explained in terms of institutional and disciplinary inertia that should be addressed through greater debate and communication
Glyn Goodrick
Graeme Earl
the article discusses the technical and other issues which have resulted in a reluctance to adopt virtual archaeology and discusses ways forward that can enable the archaeological community to benefit from this technology in the diversity of archaeological practice
Special issue on the penetration of IT in archaeology, including Virtual Reality, Geographical Information Systems, databases, Sites and Monuments Records, archives, remote sensing, mathematical modelling, national inventories, readers and readership, and electronic scholarship. Includes: