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Documenting Archeological Excavations in the Digital Epoch
Guk Dar'ya

PhD in Philology

Senior researcher at the Eastern Europe and Siberia Archeology Department of the State Hermitage 

190000, Russia, g. Saint Petersburg, nab. Dvortsovaya, 34

hookk@hermitage.ru

Abstract.

The study addresses documenting of field archeological research. Systematization of documenting methods in archeology at multiple levels and stages gives an opportunity to understand that modern computer-aided technologies are variants of traditional approaches that have gained new qualities. Special emphasis is laid on the issue of transition from traditional types of archeological records to digital ones as well as difficulties in technologies and special terminology. The problem of huge data and analytics is also in focus. The problem has been systematically analyzed. The research object is the ways to document archeological monuments at different research stages as well as the efficiency of a technology employed. The research novelty is two levels of archeological excavations documenting: the macro-level of an archeological monument and the micro-level of artifacts. All research methods of archeological explorations employed at both the levels differ as far as description of results is concerned. This description includes raw data storage formats and their visual presentation. The main conclusions state the opportunity to consider extra data on archeological monuments as the sources of objective information.
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Keywords: dissemination, reliability, modelling, photogrammetry, digitization, digitizing, documentation, archaeology, analythics, management

DOI:

10.7256/2585-7797.2018.2.26811

Article was received:

13-07-2018


Review date:

11-07-2018


Publish date:

02-08-2018


This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .

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