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  • Games People Dig: Are They Archaeological Experiences, Systems or Arguments?

    Erik Malcolm Champion

    Chapter from the book: Hageneuer, S. 2020. Communicating the Past in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Methods in Teaching and Learning in Archaeology (12th-13th October 2018).

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    One of the many but important dilemmas we may encounter in designing or critiquing games for archaeology (Champion 2015) is determining the why: why we should develop, buy, play, and teach specific games for the above disciplines. For archaeology, I propose there is a further important trifurcation: games aiming to convey an experience of archaeology (Hiriart 2018); games aiming to show how systems, methods, findings, and unknowns interact either to produce that experience; or games revealing what is unknown or debated (how knowledge is established or how knowledge is contested).

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    Champion, E. 2020. Games People Dig: Are They Archaeological Experiences, Systems or Arguments?. In: Hageneuer, S, Communicating the Past in the Digital Age. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bch.b
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    Published on Feb. 6, 2020

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