Archaeology of the Anthropocene and digital landscapes
The article presents debates about the Anthropocene that attracted archaeologists. So-called archaeology of the Anthropocene stimulates reflections about the use of concept of Anthropocene as an analytical category in heritage studies. Anthropocene is understood here as a conceptual platform that allows to redefine methods used in archaeology and its research goals. The idea of destruction, inherited in the understanding of a discipline of archaeology as well as of the Anthropocene, directs considerations toward the digital turn in archaeology. The article analyzes selected processes that emerge from digital turn, such as visualization of archaeological knowledge, cyber-archaeology and musealization of archaeological sites. The common ground for mentioned above practices is formed by a desire to escape this all-embracing destruction.