Understanding Slavery in the Atlantic World Through the Use of Digital Technology: An Archaeological Perspective
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA presents Dr. Jillian Galle, Project Manager of the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, Monticello.
Friday, March 07, 2008
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cotsen Seminar Room
Fowler A222, ground level
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Since 2004, The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS) has provided archaeologists with detailed archaeological data from over 30 excavated slave quarter sites located throughout the Atlantic World. Forged through collaborative partnerships in the US and the Caribbean, the Archive’s success lies in its ability to provide standardized and highly quantifiable data freely over the Internet to students and scholars.
This seminar discusses the philosophy behind DAACS and focuses on the methods used to facilitate data sharing and collaboration among scholars, including the development of a highly standardized SQL-Server database. In doing so Dr. Galle will present a number of short case studies that demonstrate the significant analytical utility of large standardized comparative datasets.
For more information about the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, Monticello, visit http://www.daacs.org/
This presentation is part of the Institute's Winter 2008 “Technological Innovations in Archaeological Analysis” series.
Cost: Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day parking ($8) available in lot 4.
For more information please contact
Elizabeth A. Klarich, Assistant Director, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology @ UCLA
Sponsor(s): Cotsen Institute of Archaeology