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Additive archaeology: an alternative framework for recontextualising archaeological entities

Additive archaeology: an alternative framework for recontextualising archaeological entities
Additive archaeology: an alternative framework for recontextualising archaeological entities
Additive manufacturing poses a number of challenges to conventional understandings of materiality, including the so-called archaeological record. In particular, concepts such as real, virtual, and authentic are becoming increasingly unstable, as archaeological artefacts and assemblages can be digitalised, reiterated, extended and distributed through time and space as 3D printable entities. This paper argues that additive manufacturing represents a ‘grand disciplinary challenge’ to archaeological practice by offering a radical new generative framework within which to recontextualise and reconsider the nature of archaeological entities specifically within the domain of digital archaeology

3D printing, additive manufacturing, archaeological record, digital archaeology, extended assemblages, ontology
225-235
Reilly, Paul
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Reilly, Paul
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Reilly, Paul (2015) Additive archaeology: an alternative framework for recontextualising archaeological entities. Open Archaeology, 1 (1), 225-235. (doi:10.1515/opar-2015-0013).

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Additive manufacturing poses a number of challenges to conventional understandings of materiality, including the so-called archaeological record. In particular, concepts such as real, virtual, and authentic are becoming increasingly unstable, as archaeological artefacts and assemblages can be digitalised, reiterated, extended and distributed through time and space as 3D printable entities. This paper argues that additive manufacturing represents a ‘grand disciplinary challenge’ to archaeological practice by offering a radical new generative framework within which to recontextualise and reconsider the nature of archaeological entities specifically within the domain of digital archaeology

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Accepted/In Press date: 23 September 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 October 2015
Keywords: 3D printing, additive manufacturing, archaeological record, digital archaeology, extended assemblages, ontology
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 382594
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/382594
PURE UUID: bf683385-7014-4faa-bf0a-76c921c1ce71

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Date deposited: 30 Oct 2015 11:40
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 06:05

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