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It's Unethical to NOT Go Digital - CRMArch 145

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Going digital is, in Chris’ opinion, a morale and ethical imperative. We are the stewards of other people’s history and it’s our job to ensure their data are secure for as long as it takes. This quote regarding the destruction of the Brazil Museum in September of 2018 says it all:

Folks, there’s nothing left from the Linguistics division. We lost all the indigenous languages collection: the recordings since 1958, the chants in all the languages for which there are no native speakers alive anymore, the Curt Niemuendaju archives: papers, photos, negatives, the original ethnic-historic-linguistic map localizing all the ethnic groups in Brazil, the only record that we had from 1945. The ethnological and archeological references of all ethnic groups in Brazil since the 16th century… An irreparable loss of our historic memory. It just hurts so much to see all in ashes.
— Cinda Gonda

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Recording Archaeology - CRMArch 137

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Other industries around the world record, either audio or video, presentations from conferences and at least make them available to their members or to those that bought a "virtual ticket". Archaeology is notably behind the curve on this but through the efforts of Doug Rocks-Macqueen and others we're getting there. On today's show we discuss the challenges and ethics behind recording and making available conference presentations.

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Digital and Virtual Ethics - ArchaeoTech 78

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Chris participated in a forum on virtual and digital ethics at the 2018 Society for American Archaeology annual meetings in Washington, D.C. in April. On today's episode, Chris and Paul talk about the forum and what virtual and digital ethics actually mean for archaeologists.

We also include a few select recordings from the conference.

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The Archaeology of Games - TAS 19

On today's show we talk with ArchaeoGaming pioneer and expert, Andrew Reinhard. We find out what archaeogaming is and why it's important to the public. It's not just about the ethics of archaeology as represented in games, but, the games themselves.

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Making a Game Out of It: Gamification and Ethical Issues - 8BTP 6

On today's episode, the recent release of GlobalXplorer, a project to combat looting and archaeological site destruction, prompts a discussion on the ethics of gamification for archaeological researchers. The panel talks about ethics as they apply in digital archaeology and the archaeology of video-games.

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Drones in Archaeology - ArchaeoTech 44

We got four Chris's (what are the odds!), and a couple non-Chris's on this one! This panel breaks down some of the details of drones in archaeology we haven't covered before on this show. Dr. Sally Applin's research specifically focuses on the "sociability" of drones in human environments. We tackle the legal, ethical, and social hurdles to effective drone implementation and ultimately question if it's all worth it.

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Archaeological Ethics and Video Games - 8BTP 2

Today we talk about ethics in video games as they pertain to archaeology. We talk about heritage use and representation in games, artifact interaction, cultural privileging, and list a bunch of games we think get it right! (you can play them on Steam, Hint Hint)

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