Reverseaction Project Proyecto REVERSEACTION

Reverse engineering collective action: complex technologies in stateless societies Ingeniería inversa de la acción colectiva: tecnologías complejas en sociedades no estatales

Project Overview Descripción del proyecto

People of all kinds can collaborate voluntarily on collective and ambitious goals. Archaeological evidence for spectacular goldwork, sophisticated textiles, or the long-distance transport of exotic materials in societies without kings or emperors provides proof of this point. But how can complex technological systems be sustained in the absence of coercive political administrations? The REVERSEACTION team is trying to answer this question. We are employing archaeological science methods in collaboration with environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, management studies and crafts, to provide new perspectives on collective action.

La colaboración voluntaria en busca de objetivos colectivos está al alcance de cualquier sociedad. Esos objetivos pueden ser ambiciosos y técnicamente complejos, como demuestran arqueológicamente la espectacular orfebrería, sofisticados textiles, o la evidencia de transporte de materiales exóticos a larga distancia en sociedades sin reyes o emperadores. No obstante cabe preguntarse ¿cómo pueden sostenerse sistemas tecnológicos complejos sin la intervención de una administración política coercitiva? El equipo REVERSEACTION está tratando de responder esta pregunta. Empleando métodos de la ciencia arqueológica en combinación con estudios medioambientales, antropología, sociología, gestión y artesanía, ofrecemos nuevas perspectivas sobre la acción colectiva.

REVERSEACTION is a five-year project funded by the European Research Council as an ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Marcos Martinón-Torres. The project will run between 2021 and 2026. REVERSEACTION es un proyecto a cinco años financiado por el Consejo Europeo de Investigación mediante una ERC Advanced Grant concedida a Marcos Martinón-Torres. El proyecto transcurrirá desde 2021 a 2026.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 101021480)

El presente proyecto ha recibido financiación del Consejo Europeo de Investigación (CEI) en el marco del Programa de Investigación e Innovación Horizonte 2020 de la Unión Europea (Acuerdo de subvención n.º 101021480)

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Reverse engineering collective action: complex technologies in stateless societies. An archaeologica

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Rosie in the Cambridge Archaeology Pitt-Rivers Laboratory, processing #3dscans of stone matrices from the @Museo del oro! Rosie and Kate took these scans during our visit to Colombia in September, and they are now being turned into digital 3D models. These models will hopefully contribute to our understanding of how they were made and used in gold-alloy artefact production 💪 The finished 3D models will be free to view on Sketchfab #fridayfunday #digitalarchaeology #openresearchUsing: Artec 3D ... See MoreSee Less
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Recently Jasmine has been working on a relational database design in MySQL to store all the data produced by the REVERSEACTION project, with a focus on data #integrity, #consistency, and #Longevity. To be made publicly available when the project finishes! #openscience ... See MoreSee Less
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