Andrew Reinhard studies the archaeology of interactive digital built environments. In 2018, he published the book Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games (Berghahn Books), which helped to launch a new subdiscipline.
Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games
In 2021, Reinhard published three articles:
“Rapid Archaeology of Human Constructions within Interactive Digital Built Environments: A Preliminary Assessment,” Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 8:2 (2021).
“The Archaeology of Abandoned Human Settlements in No Man’s Sky,” Games and Culture.
“Colossal Cave Archaeology: Epigraphy, FORTRAN Code-Artifacts, and the Ur-Game,” Near Eastern Archaeology 84.1 (2021): 86–92.
Dr. Reinhard recently completed research on drone-based aerial photogrammetry and GIS within open world video games, the results of which will be published in 2022 in the Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology.