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Changing Perspectives: Exploring Ways and Means of Collaborating in Environmental Archaeology

  • G. V. Campbell
  • C. Barnett
  • W. Carruthers
  • L. Pearson
  • R. Pelling
  • D. N. Smith
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Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Abstract

Archaeological projects are often complex, and the project team is often large, bringing challenges in terms of communication and the sharing of ideas and results. This chapter compares the experiences of specialists working in different parts of the historic environment sector in England (higher education institutions; small business enterprises, such as commercial archaeological units; government-sponsored bodies; and freelance specialists) and discusses how new media and digital recording systems can aid collaboration. It also examines how recent research on collaboration might help us to achieve better outcomes through new ways of working.

Keywords

Collaboration Communities of practice Research dynamic Project planning Environmental archaeology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. V. Campbell
    • 1
  • C. Barnett
    • 2
  • W. Carruthers
    • 3
  • L. Pearson
    • 4
  • R. Pelling
    • 1
  • D. N. Smith
    • 5
  1. 1.Historic England, Research Group, Fort CumberlandPortsmouthUK
  2. 2.Department of ArchaeologyUniversity of ReadingReadingUK
  3. 3.Sawmills HouseMid GlamorganUK
  4. 4.Worcestershire ArchaeologyWorcesterUK
  5. 5.Department of Classics, Ancient History & ArchaeologyThe University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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