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Crowd-sourced Archaeological Research: The MicroPasts Project

Bonacchi C, Bevan A, Pett D, Keinan-Schoonbaert A, Sparks R, Wexler J & Wilkin N (2014) Crowd-sourced Archaeological Research: The MicroPasts Project. Archaeology International, 17, pp. 61-68.

This paper offers a brief introduction to MicroPasts, a web-enabled crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding project whose overall goal is to promote the collection and use of high quality research data via institutional and community collaborations, both on- and off-line. In addition to introducing this initiative, the discussion below is a reflection of its lead author’s core contribution to the project and will dwell in more detail on one particular aspect of MicroPasts: its relevance to research and practice in public archaeology, cultural policy and heritage studies.

crowdsourcing; crowdfunding; MicroPasts; transcription; 3D modelling; structure-from-motion; digital heritage; digital archaeology; British Museum;

Archaeology International: Volume 17

Author(s)Bonacchi, Chiara; Bevan, Andrew; Pett, Daniel; Keinan-Schoonbaert, Adi; Sparks, Rachael; Wexler, Jennifer; Wilkin, Neil
FundersArts and Humanities Research Council
Publication date23/10/2014

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