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Integrating Database Design and Use into Recording Methodologies
Michael J. Rains
In this chapter, issues surrounding the introduction of new hardware and software technologies into well-established archaeological excavation, recording and post-excavation systems will be examined from the perspective of the Integrated Archaeological Database (IADB). Two case studies, one concerning the introduction of digital pens to the recording of a major academic research project, the other a new approach to digital context recording in commercial developer funded archaeology, will demonstrate the need for true integration of the design and development of both excavation and recording strategies and methodologies and database structures and functionalities.