• Additive Archaeology: An Alternative Framework for Recontextualising Archaeological Entities

    Author(s):
    Paul Reilly (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Archaeology, Digital Humanists
    Subject(s):
    Cultural materialism, Digital archaeology, Digital humanities, Material culture, Materials
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    additive manufacturing, 3d printing, archaeological theory
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M67K86
    Abstract:
    Additive manufacturing poses a number of challenges to conventional understandings of materiality, including the so-called archaeological record. In particular, concepts such as real, virtual, and authentic are becoming increasingly unstable, as archaeological artefacts and assemblages can be digitalised, reiterated, extended and distributed through time and space as 3D printable entities. This paper argues that additive manufacturing represents a ‘grand disciplinary challenge’ to archaeological practice by offering a radical new generative framework within which to recontextualise and reconsider the nature of archaeological entities specifically within the domain of digital archaeology.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2015-0013
    Publisher:
    Walter de Gruyter GmbH
    Journal:
    Open Archaeology
    Volume:
    1
    Issue:
    1
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 weeks ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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