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Adaptive Approaches to the Thingness of Institutional Datasets: A View from North Carolina (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mary Fitts. Samuel Franklin.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The North Carolina Office of State Archaeology has been building a database of standardized information about archaeological sites since 1977. Like most datasets that bridge the analog to digital transition, the North Carolina site file has experienced several distinctive phases of accretional development. Designed for the purposes of predictive modeling, the...


The Aferlife of Archaeometry; the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Database Project (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Boulanger. Michael Glascock.

What happens to artifact-sourcing data after a laboratory closes? We provide an update on the ongoing effort to preserve archaeometric data produced between 1968 and 1990 at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Over the past decade, we have located and digitized chemical and contextual data for over 10,000 archaeological specimens analyzed by the laboratory. Our efforts are now turning toward analysis and application of these data, many of which have never been published let alone...


Appendices a and B
DOCUMENT Citation Only Guy R. Muto. Joel D. Gunn.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Archaeological Testing Plan for Salt River Project Kyrene Expansion Project (2000)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ellen C. Ruble.

This document presents an archaeological testing plan for the Salt River Project's Kyrene Expansion located in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to the construction a new generating station, Salt River Project has requested that archaeological testing be conducted. The purpose of testing is to determine if buried cultural resources are present, and, if they are found, to evaluate them in terms of their preservation, extent, and potential to yield information that can contribute to existing knowledge of the...


Best Strategies for Field-based Training in Data Recording and Management (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anne Austin. Ixchel Faniel. Eric Kansa. Jennifer Jacobs. Ran Boytner.

This is an abstract from the "Capacity Building or Community Making? Training and Transitions in Digital Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. A student’s first experience with archaeological recording is frequently in a field school setting. Yet, field school data recording practices can quickly evolve as archaeological projects integrate new technology, change excavation strategies, and investigate new research questions. How do these...


Big, Slow, and Linked: Toward Distributed and Scalable Data Practices in Archaeology (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eric Kansa. Sarah Kansa.

This paper highlights the social challenges of bringing "Big Data" to archaeology. In the political economy of universities, corporations, and governments, Big Data enjoys a special status because it tends to require and reinforce institutional and information centralization. We often imagine that the research and analytic opportunities promised by Big Data are a function of the economies of scale offered by the centralized aggregation of fungible datasets. However, many forms of archaeological...


Data Management and Cyberinfrastructure for Traditional and Local Knowledge and Archaeology in the Arctic (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Colleen Strawhacker. Peter Pulsifer. Shari Gearheard.

Scientists are realizing the importance of social science research to fully understand how the rapid environmental change in the Arctic will affect human populations living in the Artic and beyond. Millions of dollars are invested in scientific research, including in the social sciences, on the changing Arctic every year, and with that investment, scientists have begun stressing the importance of preserving these collected data for future analysis. With the increased recognition of the...


Digital Data Management Plan Workflow (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Rachel Fernandez.

This handout, "IAfF Digital Data Management Plan Workflow," is a part of the Improving African Futures Using Lessons from the Past (IAfF) Digital Resource Guides. This guide leads you through prompted sections to create a preliminary digital data management plan that can be used for any project that produces digital data.


Getting Out of the Box: New Horizons for Cultural Resources Data Management and Analyses (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Fredrick Halford. Jayson Murgoitio.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Though making great strides over the past 50 years, Section 106, the primary driver of Cultural Resource Management (CRM), is still boxed in by rote inventory and unimaginative interpretation and implementation. This poster details a national initiative by the Bureau of Land Management to create cultural heritage resource data standards, which allow the...


Investigations at the Salmon Site: the Structure of Chacoan Society in the Northern Southwest (1980)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cynthia Irwin-Williams. Phillip H. Shelley.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Pilot Study to Investigate the Feasibility of CD ROM Technology for Archaeological Reports (1989)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Francis McManamon

This report summarizes the results of a preliminary study to evaluate the use of CD ROM [Compact Disk Read Only Memory] as an archival and research tool for the enormous literature that has developed through contract archaeology by federally funded or mandated programs. This pilot study was conducted by Southern Methodist University through a contract with Texas State Historical Commission and the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.


Taming the Beast: Rock Art Data Management and Archival Strategies (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Victoria Munoz. Jeremy Freeman. Carolyn Boyd.

One of the most important, yet often neglected, components of any archaeological project is what happens outside of the field—processing the data. Without meticulously organizing and archiving the data we collect, these fast accumulating pieces of information become no more useful than a pile of papers pushed to the corners of our desks. Worse yet, irreplaceable data could be lost. Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center is taking measures to avoid this pitfall by developing methods...


US Archaeology Data Science Workshop: Report from Workshop Track D National Science Foundation US-Serbia & West Balkan Data Science Workshop (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon. Carolyn Heitman. Timothy A. Kohler. Ben Marwick. Adam Rabinowitz.

This report summarizes the substance of the US Archaeology panel presentations and provide general comments on data science issues as they relate to archaeology and the other disciplines represented at the National Science Foundation-funded US Serbia & West Balkans Data Science Workshop. We also present suggestions regarding potential collaborative research involving US and Serbian & West Balkan archaeologists. These comments and the assessment are based on our experiences during the formal...