Paperless Archaeology

Wednesday, February 06 | 9:30AM–11:00AM | Plaza Exhibit
Session Type: Professional Development
This presentation will address innovative use of information technology for archaeological data processing and presentation for the Athienou Archaeological Project in Cyprus. To overcome issues related to nondigital forms of data, the project developed a web application allowing for real-time collaboration and communication between the lab and field with access of archaeological information that maximizes accurate recording in the field and facilitates international research. Furthermore, the integration of mobile devices into the field made possible the incorporation of multiple forms of archival data and multimedia field journals. The application also allowed presentations of archival data in various formats for researching, teaching, and learning.

Learning Objectives:
* Recognize the effectiveness of real-time data access/recording
* Compare new data input procedures with traditional methods in order to eliminate unnecessary redundancy
* Understand the convenience of mobile access
* Identify steps and strategies as well as challenges for paperless archaeology in rural areas
* Anticipate further implications of the web application as a research and teaching tool