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Big Data in Archaeology: Practicalities and Possibilities

When Mar 27, 2019 09:00 AM to
Mar 28, 2019 05:30 PM
Where McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street
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This conference will bring together leaders in the fields of archaeological data science to critically evaluate the concepts and methods associated with "big data” and data-intensive research approaches. The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for discussion about the growing complexity of archaeological data as well as to provide participants with the scaffolding to explore their own application of data science methods. Through a self-critical examination of emerging forms of digital and analog data, this conference aims to recognize how social sciences fit, and may even contribute, to a rapidly emerging data-intensive research landscape. Broadly, we envision three outcomes for this conference:

1) Demystifying “big data” and a data science approach in the social sciences;

2) Educate participants about emerging tools to access and analyze cultural data;

3) Critically examine how big data can help expand our understanding of the human past and how archaeology and anthropology can contribute to this growing field.

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