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Citizen archaeologists. Online collaborative research about the human past

Bevan, AH; Pett, D; Bonacchi, C; Keinan, A; Lombraña González, D; Sparks, RTE; Wexler, J; (2014) Citizen archaeologists. Online collaborative research about the human past. Human Computation , 1 (2) pp. 183-197. 10.15346/hc.v1i2.9. Green open access

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Abstract

Archaeology has a long tradition of volunteer involvement but also faces considerable challenges in protecting and understanding a geographically widespread, rapidly dwindling and ever threatened cultural resource. This paper considers a newly launched, multi-application crowdsourcing project called MicroPasts that enables both community-led and massive online contributions to high quality research in archaeology, history and heritage. We reflect on preliminary results from this initiative with a focus on the technical challenges, quality control issues and contributors motivations.

Type: Article
Title: Citizen archaeologists. Online collaborative research about the human past
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.15346/hc.v1i2.9
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.15346/hc.v1i2.9
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014, Bevan et al. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Keywords: Citizen Science, Crowd-sourcing, Crowdsourcing, MicroPasts, Archaeology, Heritage
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1430596
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