Join the first Global Assessment of Archaeological Knowledge on Land Use
The ArchaeoGlobe Project is a “massively collaborative effort” (see Gowers & Nielsen 2009) to assess archaeological knowledge on human land use across the globe over the past 10,000 years. Join our broad network of archaeologists to share your expert knowledge on past land use across the globe, through a questionnaire on regional land use in 10 distinct timeslices (10,000 bp, 8,000 bp, 6,000 bp, 4,000 bp, 3,000 bp, 2,000 bp, 1,000 bp, 1500 CE, 1750 CE, 1850 CE). With your regional expertise, we can build the first global inventory of archaeological expert knowledge on Earth’s long-term transformation by human use of land. View the global map of regions and subregions in Google Maps. Archaeologists completing the questionnaire for at least 4 subregions will be listed as co-authors on the resulting paper (unless they opt out), which we aim to publish in a high profile cross-disciplinary journal (e.g. Nature, Science, PNAS). Filling out the questionnaire for a single subregion takes 7-10 minutes, so we are asking co-authors to devote 1-2 hours of their time. Coauthors are invited to participate further in paper production, as desired.
- Survey-based approach, ‘crowdsourcing’ expert knowledge
- Co-authorship for substantial knowledge contributions
- All results will be fully available in an open-source format
- Assess levels of knowledge on four land use categories:
- Extensive agriculture
- Intensive agriculture
- >1000 Archaeologists invited by email so far.
The Questionnaire went live May 18, 2018 and will close soon.
Contact Lucas Stephens for more information, and to join the project: <email@example.com>
Lucas Stephens, University of Pennsylvania Dorian Fuller, Institute of Archaeology, University College London Torben Rick, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Nicole Boivin, Department of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History Erle Ellis, Geography & Environmental Systems, University of Maryland Baltimore County