A digital archaeology of digital archaeology

Data collected and topic modeled by Ethan Watrall & Shawn Graham

We use the tools of the digital humanities to understand the historiographical and intellectual trajectories of computational/digital archaeology. We employ topic models fitted against a number of journals from approximately 1940 to the present day. The topic model browsers below use Andrew Goldstone's dfrbrowser. The papers were downloaded from JSTOR's DFR site. Let's crowdsource our observations of patterns in this data. Here's an open shared google doc for that purpose.
This is a work in progress.

20 000 Articles

20 000 articles from the English speaking world, from about 1940 onwards

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The Journal of Field Archaeology

This journal begins in 1974 and is available in JSTOR DFR to 2007

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American Antiquity

We fit the topic model from 1940 to 2010 (the latest date available in JSTOR DFR)

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American Journal of Archaeology

We fit the topic model from 1940 to 2012 (the latest date available in JSTOR DFR).

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Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory

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World Archaeology

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Current Anthropology

We fit the topic model from 1940 to 2012 (the latest date available in JSTOR DFR).

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CAA & Internet Archaeology

Here, we use Mimno's jslda browser; the Internet Archaeology papers were the open access ones before they went fully open access in October 2014.

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