Identifying Opportunities for Collective Curation During Archaeological Excavations

  • Ixchel Faniel OCLC
  • Anne Austin University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Sarah Whitcher Kansa Open Context
  • Eric Kansa Open Context
  • Jennifer Jacobs Open Context
  • Phoebe France University of Hawaii


Archaeological excavations are comprised of interdisciplinary teams that create, manage, and share data as they unearth and analyse material culture. These team-based settings are ripe for collective curation during these data lifecycle stages. However, findings from four excavation sites show that the data interdisciplinary teams create are not well integrated. Knowing this, we recommended opportunities for collective curation to improve use and reuse of the data within and outside of the team.

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