At last year’s TAG I was part of a session titled ‘Thinking beyond the tool’, chaired by Costas Papadopoulos, Angeliki Chrysanthi and Patricia Murrieta Flores. The proceedings are now in press and the volume will be available with Archaeopress as part of the British Archaeological Reports series in March. Costas, Angeliki and Paty did a great job editing this volume consisting of many fascinating papers, big congratulations to them! You can read my own contribution ‘Facebooking the past: a critical social network analysis approach for archaeology’ on my bibliography page
Here is what Paty has to say about the volume on her blog:
The idea of putting together this book was inspired by the session ‘Thinking beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing and the Interpretive Process’, which was held at the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference in Bristol (17-19 December 2010). The book postulates that archaeological computing has become an integral part of the interpretive process for inquiring and disseminating the past and includes:
12 theoretically informed chapters on a variety of computational methodologies used in archaeology and heritage
an introduction by the editors (Costas Papadopoulos, Angeliki Chrysanthi and myself)
a commentary by Jeremy Huggett
The book will be out by the end of March and those of you coming to the CAA2012 keep an eye for it at the Archaeopress stand! Many thanks to all those – both authors and reviewers- who have contributed to this!