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25 Years of Digital Archaeology - Updating the Past to Plan for the Future (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer Melcher.

Beginning in the late 1980s, the University of West Florida Archaeology Institute began making extensive use of digital technology to aid in archaeological research. The past 25 years of research have left a plethora of data on a variety of digital media. Current work on developing a new interpretive plan for downtown Pensacola, Florida made it necessary to update and combine as much of this data as possible. Updating this information required the use of a variety of hardware and software...


Applying Digital Technologies to Older Sets of Data: A Study of the Spatio-Temporal Distribution, Design and Function of the Carved Stone Altars at Copán (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Laura Stelson.

The term "altar" is a western concept which has been used in the study of the ancient Maya to describe a plethora of carved stone artifacts, ranging from small pedestals, to carved boulders, to three-dimensional, multi-component, carved sculptures. In many cases, it seems unlikely that the only purpose of these altars was to serve as a place to deposit sacrifices. After spending two field seasons cataloguing the carved stone altars at Copán, Honduras, the chronological trends in shape and style...


Archival Digitization and Accessibility in a Small Island Nation: A Case Study (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelley ScudderTemple. Michael Pateman.

Archaeologists, anthropologists, researchers and educators are all aware of crucial role that archival documents play in the discovery process. Those who work in the Caribbean are painfully aware of the absence of accessible archived documents in many island nations.  During the summer of 2016, through a grant with the British Library Endangered Archives Program (EAP914), the Zemi Foundation began working with the Turks and Caicos National Museum on the development of a National Archives. A...


Arqueologos: Integrating 3d Visualization, Spatial Databases, and Desktop GIS Software to Improve the Management and Analysis of Archaeological Data (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alex Kara. Antonia Foias. Kitty Emery.

Here I present "Arqueologos", a new plugin for the QGIS desktop GIS software designed for archaeologists. While there have recently been many applications of 3d graphics for the digital reconstruction of archaeological features and artifacts, 3D technology has yet to significantly impact how archaeologists interpret their excavation data. This is especially true for individually insignificant ceramic, lithic, and other small artifacts that, when aggregated and studied across space, arguably form...


Building a Database to Understand the Architecture of Arctic Wooden House Remains (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Remi Mereuze. T. Max Friesen.

Western Arctic archaeological sites hold the remains of wooden houses occupied during the second millennium AD by ancestors of the present Inuit people. Although the permafrost helps to maintain these features in excellent condition, the giant puzzle resulting from the collapse of the frame makes it hard to understand their original architecture. During the ArcticCHAR project, we excavated a house at Kuukpak (Northwest Territories, Canada) in 2014 and 2016. Facing the complexity of this feature,...


Categories, Space, and New Perspectives in A Late Classic Maya Community (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joshua Wright. Sarah E. Jackson. Christopher F. Motz. Linda A. Brown.

An interest in indigenous viewpoints has grown in recent years in archaeology, coupled with a commitment to integrating these perspectives more closely into the excavation process. To facilitate this there is a need for field recording systems that offer a means of incorporating the multivocality reflected in various perspectives, which can include not only alternative interpretations but also category systems for the archaeological data recovered. The Say Kah Archaeological Project, in the...


Cultural Sites Inventory / Archeological Resources Inventory Bandelier National Monument Pilot Project (1989)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cynthia M. Nalesnik.

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.


Database development and GIS analysis at Tse-whit-zen (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristina Dick. Virgina Butler. Sarah Sterling.

Digital databases promote consistency and data quality, facilitate analysis of patterning at multiple temporal and spatial scales and promote accessibility to a wide range of potential users. The value of digital databases is especially clear with large complex projects that involve collaborators working in separate research settings with different collections, but where data integration is essential to meeting project goals, such as with the Tse-whit-zen project. This presentation reviews...


Early Modern Shipwrecks Database (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Filipe Castro. Cecilia Smith. Rakesh Kumar.

In the early 1990s J. Richard Steffy suggested that the body of data on shipbuilding characteristics from archaeological reports was growing and that soon it would be possible to use computers to analyze large sets of data. This paper describes a joint project of the J. Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory (ShipLAB) and Texas A&M Libraries to develop a database of early modern and modern wooden shipwrecks, and both its analytical possibilities, and the necessity to standardize the...


The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project
PROJECT Michael Nassaney.

The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project is a collaboration between Western Michigan University and the City of Niles, MI to investigate, interpret, and preserve the physical remains of the site of Fort St. Joseph, a mission, garrison, and trading post complex occupied from 1691 to 1781 by the French then British. Since its inception, the Project has cultivated a robust program of public archaeology to involve and invest the community in the preservation of the site and more generally, the...


Issues in Designing an Archeological Resources Management Database for National Parks (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Craig W. Davis.

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.


Making the MED: Building an Online Ethnobotanical Database (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jon Hageman.

Construction of the Mesoamerican Ethnobotanical Database (MED) began in 2010 and is wrapping up in 2016. The MED began as an informal collection of images for the use of one archaeological project and became an NSF-supported online reference for public use. Based on the collections of the Searle Herbarium and hosted by the Field Museum, this online searchable database contains images of over 2500 plant vouchers, close-ups of reproductive plant parts, and seeds where available. Images are linked...


Mesoamerican Radiocarbon Database (MesoRad)
PROJECT Julie Hoggarth. Claire Ebert.

The Mesoamerican Radiocarbon (MesoRAD) database compiles published radiocarbon dates and isotopic data from archaeological sites in across Mesoamerica. Mesoamerica as a culture region is defined by shared cultural traits that span the areas of northern, central, and southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and parts of El Salvador and Nicaragua. In its final form, we hope that the database can be used as an open-access repository that will facilitate collaborative studies in the...


Mesoamerican Radiocarbon Database (MesoRAD) (2020)
DATASET Julie Hoggarth. Claire Ebert.

The Mesoamerican Radiocarbon (MesoRAD) database compiles radiocarbon dates and isotopic data from archaeological sites in across Mesoamerica. The initial dataset from MesoRAD is a compilation of 14C dates from the Maya lowlands. We will be expanding the database to other parts of Mesoamerica soon. If you would like to submit your data to MesoRAD, please visit our website for more information: http://www.mesorad.com


Montana Statewide Archaeological Data Retrieval System (MADS) (1973)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas A. Foor.

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.


Moving Forward While Looking Backward (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Jennifer Milligan.

Many know the curation challenges associated with space and data preservation when it comes to archaeological collections. As we keep digging for answers an intense need has developed for appropriate storage of not only the physical findings, but the intellectual materials as well. Most curation repositories require original paper copies of field notes, maps, and analytical data; however, with today’s advancing technologies paperwork is being phased out in preference of digital media such as...


A New Stable Isotope Data Repository within the Neotoma Paleoecological Database (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Suzanne Pilaar Birch. Russell Graham. Eric Grimm. Jessica Blois. Jack Williams.

The Neotoma Database (neotomadb.org) functions as an interdisciplinary, open-access, and community-curated database for paleoecologists. Primary data types include proxies such as pollen, vertebrate remains, diatoms, and plant macrofossils. Because stable isotope data carry essential paleoenvironmental information about hydrology, diet, foodweb, and other signals, the structure of Neotoma has been modified to accommodate isotope data, thus facilitating the integration of these data with other...


Phase I Development of the State of Alabama Submerged Cultural Resources (SCR) Site File (1989)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brina J. Agranat.

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.


Plants used in the Indigenous Caribbean: a database of plants in reference to the archaeological literature (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Natasha Fernandez-Perez. Isabel Rivera-Collazo.

Archaeological studies have demonstrated that the dynamics between plants and people in the Neotropics are central for the understanding of both forests and human societies. However, in the archaeological literature of the Caribbean there is no single analysis listing the range of plants used and for what purposes. Upon this situation, we have undergone the task of reviewing the existing paleobotanical literature from a Pan-Caribbean perspective, and assembling a database. It includes each plant...


Recording Modern Shipwrecks as Heritage (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Martin C Newman.

English Heritage, with funding from MEDIN (the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network), undertook a project to extend the coverage of the maritime component of the National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) from its previous 1945 cut-off date to the present day bringing it into line with its terrestrial equivalent. This utilised a bespoke database and associated GIS layer to hold the results of desk-based research pulling together information from a variety of sources for both...


The Slave Wrecks Project Digital Archive: Progress and Prospects (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael C Smith.

The Slave Wrecks Project (SWP) Digital Archive is a multi-level relational database designed to facilitate research on slaver shipwrecks and their context. Its toolset allows researchers to quickly access information on ships, people and places involved in the slave trade. Currently the dataset contains information on over 1,000 slaver wrecks and draws data from a wide variety of sources, including: the Transatlantic Slave Trade Database; Digital Newspaper Archives in Denmark, the Netherlands,...


A Strange and Continuing Journey: The Evolution of a Record of Antiquity to a Holistic Public Interpretation of the Historic Environment Facilitated by Technology (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Martin C Newman.

English Heritage’s National Record of the Historic Environment (NHRE) has gone through many changes since its inception by the former Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME). It incorporated the National Archaeological Record (NAR), the National Buildings Record (NBR) and maritime sites. During this time it has also moved from paper-based records through various database,GISand web developments. This paper considers how much this is just change in technology? To what...


Strike the Bell!: Creation of a Diagnostic Database of Known Early Ship's Bells (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Samuel M Cuellar. Filipe Castro.

Ship's bells have long held the fascination of laypeople and scholars alike. Despite this fascination, little information is known about the earleist ship's bells from the 14th through the end of the 17th century. While numerous archaeological examples do exist, these either lack provenance, are fragmented, or do not follow a standarized method for analysis, making diagnostic comparisons exceedingly difficult or impossible. Recognizing this problem, the authors have undertaken the creation of a...


Using the Neotoma Paleoecology Database for Specimen Level Stable Isotope Data (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Veres. Suzanne Pilaar Birch. Jack Williams. Eric Grimm. Russ Graham.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Neotoma Database (neotomadb.org) functions as an interdisciplinary, open access database for the paleoecology community. Primary data types include proxies such as pollen, vertebrate remains, diatoms, and middens. As stable isotope data become ever more ubiquitous in our study of the past, a new repository within Neotoma has been created, allowing for the...