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Value and values in excavation recording

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Paper from TAG 2012 reviewing recording and excavation practice, arguing that primary recorder should be responsible for more active decision-making and interpretation. Commentary available from http://panopto.lamp.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=3156c19d-1d85-424d-b4ad-c5832420603e
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  • 1. Value and values in excavation recording Martin LocockSenior Project Officer, Strata Florida Heritage Landscape Tourism Project
  • 2. Two observations Site tour selective, opinionated, allusive, individual, speculative Archive objective, structured, standardised, consistent Copyright Bob Embleton and licensed for reuse
  • 3. Two observations Site tour selective, opinionated, allusive, individual, speculative = interesting Archive objective, structured, standardised, consistent = boring Significance and meaning Copyright Bob Embleton and licensed for reuse
  • 4. Archaeological practice Interesting/ useful not necessary Interesting / useful + necessary Not interesting / useful but necessary Not interesting / useful and not necessary
  • 5. Philosophy of recording Logical positivism Measurability Objectivity Consistency Reflexive methodologies Construction of knowledge Surfacing assumptions and debating ideas Embracing subjectivity
  • 6. Philosophy of recordingT5 Heathrowproduction of a coherent and empirically validated site narrative remains the fundamental objective of the excavation John BarrettInterpretation during excavationEntities not contextsStaff uncomfortable
  • 7. UDAS
  • 8. Philosophy of recording Single interpretation Recorder as surrogate for director/reader Value = report/archive Memories/experience? Reification of commercial practice
  • 9. Lean management Mapping work processes Creation of value Reduction of waste Maintenance Continuous improvement
  • 10. Effort Excavation / recording 1000/day Recording Excavation Admin
  • 11. ValueRecordingExcavation Admin
  • 12. Excavation processSource: S Roskams 2001Stratigraphy
  • 13. Excavation processSource: S Roskams 2001Stratigraphy
  • 14. Excavation processInterpretation? Source: S Roskams 2001 Stratigraphy
  • 15. Recording Photography Drawing Copyright Andrew Curtis and licensed for reuse
  • 16. Context recording Administration and relationships Description (structured) Description (free) Interpretation
  • 17. Context recording Administration and relationships Description (structured) Description (free) Interpretation
  • 18. Context recording Administration and relationships Interpretation? Description (structured) Description (free) Interpretation
  • 19. Notebook Meta-narrative High-level interpretation Watching briefs (allowed?) Whose interpretation?
  • 20. The future Work that creates no value Work that creates limited value Work that creates value Empowerment of the primary recorder Engagement with process and content Data or meaning
  • 21. Thanks P J Carne, UDAS John Lewis, Society of Antiquaries Andrew Marvell, GGAT Quentin Drew UWTSD Martin Locock10simplesteps.blogspot.com [email protected]

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