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Blogging Archaeology

Doug Rocks-Macqueen & Chris Webster. 2014

Blogging and social media have become indispensable tools for archaeologists in recent years. Academic and cultural resource management projects are utilizing blogging and social media for outreach and in classroom settings. The sharing of archaeology news and information by archaeologists and journals is a primary source of up to the minute information for many. A number of blogs are aimed at providing the public with information on either a single topic or a range of related topics. With all the benefits to blogging and the use of social media in archaeology there are still issues to overcome. The problem of relating site and project information to the public while maintaining anonymity of the parties involved and keeping site locations confidential is something that every archaeologist struggles with. In this session we will examine the ways archaeologists use social media and blogging and how problems related to the use of social media can be overcome.

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