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SEMINAR: Mining the data – surely there’s more to it than points and polygons? Right?

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Today's date is Monday, September 25, 2017
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With over 30 years of heritage surveys in the Pilbara, Rio Tinto holds an immense collection of heritage data including a large relational database of site and survey records. As is the case with many industry-based cultural heritage resources, this information is most often used to manage sites on the ground and then largely put on the shelf to collect dust. Such a valuable dataset, however, should not be confined to the ‘grey literature’ and opportunities abound to ‘mine’ this data to guide and inform heritage values, significance assessment and ultimately site management. This paper will explore some approaches to data retrieval and manipulation and subsequently the value of the heritage dataset as a vital part of the archaeological toolkit and challenges the “greyness” of data collected in a cultural resource management context.
Speaker(s) Annabelle Davis, Specialist Cultural Heritage, Rio Tinto
Location Social Sciences Lecture Room 1 (G28)
Contact Jasmin Schult <jasmin.schult@uwa.edu.au>
Start Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:00
End Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:00
Submitted by Jasmin Schult <jasmin.schult@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:35
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