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Collocated Social Practices Surrounding Photo Usage in Archaeology

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A domain where photographs are a necessary part is archaeology: here they are used in different phases of the archaeological work for many purposes, some of which are common to other domains or to home usage (e.g., archiving). We concentrate our attention one of the initial phases of the archaeological process, namely excavation, since the related activities use photographs in a very peculiar way and under the constraints of a very demanding physical setting. Moreover, in this phase the advent of digitalized photographs is recent and their adoption is still interestingly combined with the usage of photographs printed on paper. Paper presents the results of a study performed at an archaeological site in the south of Italy: we report the observed collocated collaborative practices surrounding photos and discuss these practices to identify some functionality of a supportive technology.


Locatelli, Marco P.; Simone, Carla; Ardesia, Viviana (2010): Collocated Social Practices Surrounding Photo Usage in Archaeology. COOP 2010: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Designing Cooperative Systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84996-211-7_10. Springer, London. pp. 163-182. Full Papers. Aix-en-Provence. May, 18-21, 2010