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Open licenses for archaeological data matter: the case of AustArch

Stefano Costa - July 29, 2014 in Discussions

A few days ago Internet Archaeology published a superb data paper featuring AustArch, a database of more than 5000 radiocarbon and other archaeometric dates from Australia. To my surprise, while the data paper is published as open access under …

The AIA and Open Access: An Open Letter

Jessica Ogden - April 30, 2012 in Discussions

The following is a joint letter to the AIA from several members of the Open Archaeology Working Group.

A recent editorial by the President of the Archaeological Institute of America, Elizabeth Bartman, made the claim that “the [AIA], along …

Mediterranean archaeology and the Not-So-Open Sea

Andrew Bevan - May 31, 2011 in Discussions

Just a quick contribution, following up on an email discussion that Stefano Costa and I had about current attitudes towards, and provisions for, open access in Mediterranean archaeology (and reminded by some conversation at a fun conference a couple of …