Browsing All posts tagged under »crowdfunding archaeology«

Tracing Finds: A Case Study in Crowdfunding Archaeology

October 8, 2014


This series started out because Thomas sent me a link to his paper on crowdfunding archaeology, on account I had wrote some blog posts on the subject several years ago (Here and here). I have just received another publication from Emmi Koivisto- Crowdfunding: The future of archaeology in Finland? It is a Master Thesis that looks at the […]

Interview with Archaeology Crowdfunders

October 7, 2014


Yesterday we recorded a special episode of the CRM podcast, episode 44.1, which was an interview with Lisa and Brendon at DigVentures on crowdfunding in Archaeology. For the first time I hosted the CRM podcast while Chris was a panelist. You can download the podcast  from stitcher here. (episode 44.1) Or from iTunes here. (bit […]

Are Crowdfunding Platforms Worth it?

October 6, 2014


There are lots of people using crowdfunding platforms in Archaeology, as seen in Thomas’ list. There are now three platforms dedicated to crowdfunding Archaeology and Heritage: MicroPasts, DigStarter, and  CommonSites. Also, we see that some of these platforms- mainly kickstarter – help send donors to these projects, though a small number. But, are these platforms worth it? […]

Fairy Godmothers Do Exist- Crowdfunding Archaeology

October 3, 2014


Crowdfunding websites have sold themselves as places where projects can get exposure and more donations than if people did the work on their own.  I have been skeptical of this narrative. I have just had a hard time believing there would be a large number of strangers surfing crowdfunding websites looking to give money and […]

You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger! The Money of Crowdfunding Archaeology and Heritage

October 2, 2014


Using the list that Thomas gathered together of crowdfunded Archaeology projects I conducted some research about crowdfunding in Archaeology*. First up, the distribution of money given by individuals to Archaeology crowdfunded projects. The results are absolutely fascinating. First, take a look at the People Not Stones project: Levels Number Giving Total Amount  $               1 1  $           1  $               […]

Crowdfunding Archaeology- a view from the trenches

September 30, 2014


A bit of spur of the moment decision but this week I will be focusing on crowdfunding in Archaeology. I promise I will get to finishing up my series on publishing in Archaeology. A little later in this series I am going to sit down and have a talk with Lisa Westcott Wilkins. She is the Managing […]

Crowdfunding Archaeology some Data, Finally!

September 29, 2014


In Archaeology, I feel like we are perpetually having the same conversation — ‘you know it would be great if someone gathered data on (insert topic)’. There is never enough time to research all of our ideas. About a year ago I had that very same conversation about crowdfunding in Archaeology.  Luckily, someone has gone out […]