Keynote: Open Archaeology

Mark Lake (University College London)

This paper will discuss some of the key themes raised in the recent ‘World Archaeology’ issue on the theme of Open Archaeology. It seems indisputable that there is now very real momentum towards greater willingness to share interpretations, data and software, but although technological developments are a major part of the story, the speaker will instead ask a series of questions about the social, cultural, political and economic ramifications of the Open Movement. Along the way he will reflect on the irony of publishing a collection of papers on Open archaeology in a conventional academic journal.

Video by Doug Rocks-Macqueen, originally posted on his blog.

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