Old data. Digital research infrastructure and archaeological data

Mads Holst
SpeakerMads Holst
TrackTrack 2 Nordia Room
DescriptionIn the majority of the European countries the Valetta treaty on the protection of Archaeological Heritage from 1992 introduced a new archaeological practice based on systematic investigations prior to urban and physical infrastructure development works. The result has been a massive increase in data with a new degree of geographical coverage and representativity, which in theory holds the potential to rewrite history. However, the existing national data infrastructures were developed from the 1980es and onwards with a view to other mainly administrational objectives. To realise the research perspectives of the new archaeological data practices extensions of the existing infrastructure is required.

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