Terry Brock, Campus Archaeologist, and Lynne Goldstein, the director of Campus Archaeology, will be presenting a poster at the Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference in January about Campus Archaeology’s use of digital social media as a means of community engagement. We consider the way we use web-based technologies such as Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr to be unique to more traditional forms of engagement, such as site-visits or newsletters. This poster highlights three important and unique elements of this type of engagement: real-time engagement with all elements of the research project, the ability to connect with different communities, and opening the possibility for two-way communication between and among archaeologists and the public.
Since this poster is about you and our interactions, we thought we would share it with you before we even get to the conference!! You can view it below. It is much easier to see if you view it in Full Screen. Let us know what you think: what part of our use of digital social media have you enjoyed the most? What could we do better?