Recent Developments in Archaeology with Willeke Wendrich
This month we catch up with Willeke Wendrich, HASIS Committee member, on some of the technology, developments, and highlights in the field of Archaeology.
Wendrich is editor in chief of the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology (UEE), an online database for archaeologists. She also serves as Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archeology
According to Wendrich, both archeological recording and reconstruction techniques have been made increasingly more digital. Thanks to new technology, there has been an overall shift away from destructive archaeology.
But it doesn’t stop there. She also notes that there is a cultural shift in how archeology is conducted.
Subsequently, Wendrich explains that there’s also an active effort to stimulate researchers away from the impressionist way of description to a more dynamic and data-centric publication of archeology.
“We want authors to not think of a publication as something that is fixed but something that's that should be used. We do that by making spreadsheets, databases, and interactive mapping available online as part of our publications”, Wendrich remarks.
Read the full article on IDRE's website.