Archaeologists gather information on their tablet at the Sanxingdui ruins site. Photo: Handout
Archaeologists gather information on their tablet at the Sanxingdui ruins site. Photo: Handout

How big data could transform archaeology, if only the money would allow it to

  • The ability to analyse large swathes of data could offer invaluable insights of ancient civilisations
  • For example, a data-mapping project in Xinjiang could be used to learn about the earliest human settlements in ancient China.

Archaeologists gather information on their tablet at the Sanxingdui ruins site. Photo: Handout
Archaeologists gather information on their tablet at the Sanxingdui ruins site. Photo: Handout
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