Nia Marniati Etie Fajari
Archaeological research reports known as LPA (Laporan Penelitian Arkeologi) are the output of archeological research activities at Balai Arkeologi Banjarmasin. The reports are compiled as the form of accountability for both administration and scientific aspects in every conducted research. The fact indicates that the most of reportswere composed as administration obligation rather than important memoir. This paper discusses the trend of archaeological research types based on the reports at Balai Arkeologi Banjarmasin and also reveals problems during the research implantation and report composing. The assessment was undertaken through research parameter observation for all kind of archaeological researches which consist of explorative, explicative or descriptive, and explanative. The reports are divided based on the content of research parameters, problem formulation and methodology (reasoning, data collecting, and analysis method). Furthermore, the resultswere observed to see the tendency in every conducted researches. The most of archaeological researches have tendency of descriptive-inductive. It is also identified the two kind of problems during research activities, academic and technical. The problems become fundamental, and need to be considered for gaining the synergies solution in order to bring archaeological researches at Balai Arkeologi Banjarmasin towards a better direction.
Keywords: archaeology, research, explorative, descriptive, explanative, Balai Arkeologi Banjarmasin
Source: Naditira Widya Vol.9 No.1 April 2015, p. 57-92