Hard times to plan: Challenges to restructure a working plan during the pandemic, and other stories of #pubarchMED

Jaime Almansa-SánchezIncipit, CSIC
Email: almansasanchez@gmail.com
Orcid: 0000-0002-8690-200X

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How to cite: Almansa-Sánchez, J. 2020. Hard times to plan: Challenges to restructure a working plan during the pandemic, and other stories of #pubarchMED. Archeostorie. Journal of Public Archaeology. 4.
DOI: www.doi.org/10.23821/2020_3a
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ABSTRACT – Ethnographic fieldwork requires careful planning, even being with professionals as #pubarchMED project is. With a schedule of trips, visits and interviews six months ahead, the irruption of travel restrictions with the Covid-19 pandemic has been disruptive in the project to a high level. First cancelling and postponing, then struggling with the uncertainty of the recent future and finally assuming the new reality, adapting to a virtual solution has not been easy. This paper will delve into the specifics of the experience, the solutions taken and further reflection on the reach of virtual (public) archaeology from other experiences of the project.