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DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGY


RESEARCH OUTLINE & AIMS

The topics of the research group Digital Archaeology are archaeological e-infrastructures, integration and homogenization of archaeological data, ontologies, data archiving and data management.
The aims of the research group are to:

  • ensure long-term preservation of OREA research data: background research, preparation and implementation of a repository for archaeological research data at the ÖAW-ACDH.
  • make selected OREA research data accessible open access online: creation of an OREA online platform to publish research results and data and make them accessible open access.
  • develop strategies to overcome fragmentation of archaeological research data: creation of standardized research datasets from heterogeneous data typically resulting from traditional long-term excavation projects and from research in archaeological regions with different research traditions
  • preserve non-digital resources: digitising analogue OREA resources and archiving them in the repository if analogue materials are endangered (degrading of material).
  • contribute to the development of ontologies for archaeological data.

Another aim is the improvement of data management practices in archaeology: adaption, modification and development of guides to good practice in archaeological IT.
We are also interested in the theoretical and social implications of increasingly digital research methods in archaeology and other disciplines. This includes e.g. possible changes in research practice of future generations of archaeologists as well as democratization of access to knowledge on a global scale through increasing number of open access online resources.

PROJECTS

  • ARIADNE FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1-313193
  • Digitale und analoge Datenpools: OREA data inventory (ARIADNE WP3 activity)
  • DEFC Digitizing Early Farming Cultures (ACDH go!digital Antrag ACDH 2014/22)
  • 4DPuzzle: A puzzle in 4D: digital preservation and reconstruction of an Egyptian palace
  • Zusammenführung heterogener interdisziplinärer Forschungsdaten am Beispiel des Bergbaus in Kitzbühel – Die Ontologie CIDOC CRM als Konzept zur Integration und Harmonisierung archäologischer, historischer und archäobotanischer Daten (PhD project Anja Masur, doc-team project 70208)

 

Publications

Aspöck, Edeltraud, Geser, Guntram, What is an archaeological research infrastructure and why do we need it? Aims and challenges of ARIADNE. Stadtarchäologie, Museen der Stadt Wien (Hrsg.), CHNT 2013 Proceedings, 2014. doi:  0xc1aa500e 0x0031b41a

Hiebel, Gerald, Doerr, Martin, Hanke, Klaus, Masur, Anja, How to put archaeological geometric data into context? Representing mining history research with CIDOC CRM and extensions. International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era 3(3), 557ff.

Masur, Anja, May, Keith, Hiebel, Gerald, Aspöck, Edeltraud, Comparing and mapping archaeological excavation data from different recording systems for integration using ontologies. Stadtarchäologie, Museen der Stadt Wien (Hrsg.), CHNT 2013 Proceedings, 2014. doi:  0xc1aa500e 0x0031b420

Mapping OEAW Coins DB (online): http://139.91.183.44/x3mlEditor/ViewPublished?type=Mapping&id=15

Activities, Workshops, Sessions

2014 Save the data! - Workshop on repositories as part of the ÖAW Digital Humanities event, 2nd December 2014, organized together with ÖAW ACDH: http://acdh.ac.at/de/savethedata-workshop


ARIADNE

Coordination: Franco Niccolucci (PIN), Julian Richards (ADS)
ÖAW Project director: Edeltraud Aspöck


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Funding:
FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1-313193


DIGITIZING EARLY FARMING CULTURES (DEFC)

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Project director: Edeltraud Aspöck


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Funding:
BMWFW – ÖAW/ACDH (ACDH go!digital Antrag ACDH 2014/22)


A puzzle in 4D: digital preservation and reconstruction of an Egyptian palace

Project director: Barbara Horejs


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Funding:
ÖAW/ACDH Digital Humanities


Digital and analogue Data pools

Project director: Edeltraud Aspöck


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Funding:
ARIADNE WP3


CIDOC CRM

Project director: Anja Masur

          picture taken from: http://www.cidoc-crm.org


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DOC-team

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