Internet Archaeol 15. Denning. Summary

'The Storm of Progress' and Archaeology for an Online Public

Kathryn Denning

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cite this as: Denning, K. 2004 'The Storm of Progress' and Archaeology for an Online Public, Internet Archaeology 15.


This article looks at the nature of readers and readership in relation to the presentation of archaeology online. In particular, it asks how the medium of the World Wide Web affects the reception of archaeologists' messages, and examines a range of issues associated with the archaeological use of hypertext. It argues that archaeologists have adopted a particular perspective of hypertext that does not reflect the full range of theoretical approaches to the medium. It identifies a need for information about how people access online information, and the development of best practice guidelines for archaeological online writing.

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