Good Practice in Archaeology

Posted on May 3, 2011

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Saw this article on Past Horizons about how Scotland’s Rural Past program was ending (project was only funded for a few year). The best part about the project is that even though the funding is ending they are making a concerted effort to leave a lasting educational presence. The project has produced a series of training videos to keep educating volunteers in the future.

I think every project should attempt something like this. It’s not very hard to spend a few minutes recorded your work and turning it into a how to video. Maybe an extra hour or two is spent recording editing and then putting it on YouTube. If every excavation or survey did this (within reason surveying an acre would take less time then making a video) imagine how much richer our teaching resources would be? Would we even need universities?

Here is one of the videos they made:

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