About Diachronic Design

Our Mission

Diachronic Design advocates for and teaches software techniques and data organization, with an emphasis on giving archaeologists skills for increasing efficiency and making the best use of data. A wider understanding of software tools and better data organization allows archaeologists to better conduct broad scale analyses, increase access to data, and preserve archaeological data.

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About Russell Alleen-Willems

My name is Russell Alleen-Willems. I hold an M.A. in applied archaeology and own and operate Diachronic Design. I specialize in archiving and disseminating digital archaeological information and creating and teaching people about archaeological software. I am interested in teaching people about archaeology as well as creating software, including database tools, analytical applications, and games, for other archaeologists to use in academia, CRM, and public education. I pursue many of these activities through my tutorial, software, and consulting business: Diachronic Design.

Disclaimer: I worked for a short time as an intern for Digital Antiquity, so I naturally am pretty excited about tDAR and the ASU folks. However, there are a number of organzations doing great and innovative work with digital data collection, preservation, and dissemination as well. I also am working on creating a data collection application, so please keep me honest and aware of any unnoticed bias in my analysis of other applications on my company blog.