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'The Rise of the Machine' : the impact of digital tablet recording in the field at Çatalhöyük

Taylor, James; Issavi , Justine; Berggren, Åsa; Lukas, Dominik; Mazuccato, Camilla ; Tung, Burcu and Dell'Unto, Nicolo LU (2018) In Internet Archaeology 47.
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This paper considers the role of digital recording methods and visualisation tools in the primary recording of archaeology at the Neolithic tell site of Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Operating within and building on Çatalhöyük Research Project's understanding of reflexive methods (Hodder 2000b, 2003; Berggren and Nilson 2014; Berggren et al. 2015) we incorporate elements of science and technology studies (Pickering 1995) in order to create a framework for documenting the complete process of devising, implementing, and assessing digitised and tablet-based workflows. These harness the project's existing SQL database and intra-site GIS, as well as the increasingly user-friendly suite of 3D recording technologies which are now available to... (More)
This paper considers the role of digital recording methods and visualisation tools in the primary recording of archaeology at the Neolithic tell site of Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Operating within and building on Çatalhöyük Research Project's understanding of reflexive methods (Hodder 2000b, 2003; Berggren and Nilson 2014; Berggren et al. 2015) we incorporate elements of science and technology studies (Pickering 1995) in order to create a framework for documenting the complete process of devising, implementing, and assessing digitised and tablet-based workflows. These harness the project's existing SQL database and intra-site GIS, as well as the increasingly user-friendly suite of 3D recording technologies which are now available to archaeologists. The Çatalhöyük Research Project's longstanding engagement with digital methods in archaeology means that such a study is well placed to provide insights into wider disciplinary trends that might be described as a 'Digital Turn'. By offering a review of tablet recording and exploring the effects of its introduction upon the archaeologists' relationship with the archaeological remains, we investigate the applied integration of digital recording technologies and their role in facilitating a deeper reflexivity in the interpretation of the archaeology on the site. (Less)
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  author       = {Taylor, James and Issavi , Justine and Berggren, Åsa and Lukas, Dominik and Mazuccato, Camilla  and Tung, Burcu and Dell'Unto, Nicolo},
  issn         = {1363-5387},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  publisher    = {Department of Archaeology, University of York},
  series       = {Internet Archaeology},
  title        = {'The Rise of the Machine' : the impact of digital tablet recording in the field at Çatalhöyük},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {2018},
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