Mobile decision making and knowledge management: supporting geoarchaeologists in the field

Martin Blunn*, Julie Cowie, David Cairns, Clare Wilson, Donald Davidson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

There is a professional responsibility placed upon archaeologists to record all possible information about a given excavated site of which soil analysis is one important but frequently marginalised aspect. This paper introduces SASSA (Soil Analysis Support System for Archaeologists), whose primary goal is to promote the wider use of soil analysis techniques through a selection of 'web based' software tools. A description is given of the field tool developed which supports both the recording of soil related archaeological data in a comprehensive manner and provide a means of inferring information about the site under investigation. Insight is gained through a user evaluating numerous decision trees relating to pertinent archaeological questions. Whilst the field tool is capable of working in isolation, it offers a superior experience when operated in unison with a Wiki. A brief discussion of the use of the Wild application within the SASSA project is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages57-62
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 12 Jun 200716 Jun 2007
https://iceis.scitevents.org/ICEIS2007/ (Link to conference website)

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Abbreviated titleICEIS 2007
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityFunchal
Period12/06/0716/06/07
Internet address

Keywords

  • Archaeology
  • Mobile Decision Support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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