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Always Halfway There: Keeping Up with Digital Archaeological Data in Virginia (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jolene Smith.

Since being one of the first State Historic Preservation Offices to adopt electronic records management in the late ‘80s, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources has worked through several iterations of databases and web applications. These systems manage basic site information, details about physical collections, and now digital media and datasets themselves. Over time, the agency’s priorities and objectives surrounding digital records and data have evolved in ways common to other...


Approaches to Openness: Digital Archaeology Data in Virginia and Public Engagement (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jolene Smith.

Virginia’s archaeological site inventory contains detailed information on nearly 43,000 sites in datasets maintained by the Department of Historic Resources (State Historic Preservation Office). At times, responsibility to protect sensitive sites from looting and vandalism seems to run counter to providing information to the public about Virginia’s archaeology. But the two are not mutually exclusive. This paper will explore Virginia’s historical approach to archaeological data dissemination with...


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...


Archive of Pacific Northwest Archaeology (1977)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Roderick Sprague.

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.


A Biography of Place: Thinking Between Texts and Objects at the Saint Joseph Mission (Senegal) (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Johanna A. Pacyga.

Mission archaeology benefits from a rich documentary archive produced by missionaries themselves, church and government officials, sponsors and charitable organizations, and—ideally—converts. Biography emerges as a potent method of organization and mode of analysis, allowing the archaeologist to name, follow, and order traces in the archives and the archaeological record. Thinking about archaeology as crafting a compelling biography of place allows for the articulation of intimacies and...


The Cusichaca Archive: History, Contents and Research Potential (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Caroline Kimbell. Sara Lunt. David Drew.

This is an abstract from the "The Legacies of Archaeologists in the Andes: Second Symposium, the Institutionalization and Internationalization of Andean Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In 1977, Dr Ann Kendall established the Cusichaca Trust, registered in the UK, to oversee her archaeological project work. Today the Cusichaca Archive documents forty continuous years of one of the largest multi-disciplinary projects ever mounted in the...


Digitizing Betty’s Hope Plantation, Antigua, West Indies (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alexis K Ohman. Catherine C Davis.

Betty’s Hope was a sugar plantation that operated from 1664 through 1944 in Antigua, West Indies. For the majority of that time it was owned by the Codrington family, who were already prominent in the Caribbean due to their success in enhancing the sugar industry in Barbados. This trend continued when they moved to Antigua to take possession of Betty’s Hope in 1671. Since 2007, archaeological investigations have revealed much about the plantation. Current research has turned to digital...


The Guide to Kentucky archival and manuscript repositories (1986)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kentucky Public Records Division..

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.


Illegitimate Children, Single Parents, and Methodism in an African American Enclave in the Dominican Republic (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristen R. Fellows.

In previous research on an African American enclave in Samaná, Dominican Republic baptism and marriage records have provided a wealth of information; this data has been looked at for marriage patterns within and beyond the confines of the community, naming practices, and even spatial information regarding where individuals lived. This paper, however, will begin a discussion on a component of these documents which has, to date, gone unexplored: legitimacy rates and the baptism of illegitimate...


The J. Louis Giddings Archive at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anthony Belz.

As the Haffenreffer Museum approaches the 60th anniversary of J. Louis Giddings' arrival as its first director, a concerted effort has been undertaken—over the past two years—to rehouse, organize, and describe the vast and rich archive that Giddings created during his long career. Giddings was a dedicated and organized record keeper, who left a great amount and variety of material at the Haffenreffer Museum upon his untimely death in late 1964. This collection in its entirely is related to...


A Phase I Archaeological Survey of Primary Roads Project Stpn-22-4(54)--2J-70, A.K.A. PIN 90-70020-1, Muscatine County, Iowa (1992)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Linda Forman.

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.


Preserving Tribal Resources on the Reservation (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Casserino. Jennifer Pietarila.

The Spokane Tribal Preservation Program’s work within Reservation boundaries focuses on locating and monitoring tribal resources along the Spokane River and upland areas by a tribal field crew. Artifacts recovered from field surveys and excavations are curated within a tribal collections facility. Utilizing a partnership between its staff and tribal members, the Program is able to identify these important resources and provide a rich layer of tribal history to these objects. Through collections...


Ralph S. and Rose L. Solecki Papers and Artifacts Project: A Case for Collaboration between Archival and Artifact Collections (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Molly Kamph.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In 2017, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History’s Department of Anthropology began a two-year collaborative project through the Smithsonian’s Collections Care and Preservation Fund aiming to connect the archival and artifact collections of paleo-archaeologists Drs. Ralph S. and Rose L. Solecki, known for their work at Shanidar Cave in...


San Antonio Missions in the Late 18th Century - Decline or Success? (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Susan R Snow.

Discussion of the Spanish Colonial period in San Antonio in the last quarter of the 18th century often focuses on the decline of the missions, the lack of indigenous people in the missions and the crumbling structures.  This characterization contradicts the successful completion of some of the most significant colonial structures in San Antonio such as the church at Mission San José. This paper will begin to look at evidence from the archeological and archival records that suggest that rather...


The Slide Rock State Park, Sedona, Arizona: A Conservation Survey Report: Collections Assessment with Exhibit Assessment Supplement (2002)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Nancy Odegaard, PhD.

On May 24, 2002, a General Conservation Assessment Survey and exhibits survey was undertaken to determine the conservation needs for the collections at the Slide Rock State Park (SRSP). The Heritage Preservation awarded the survey with funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) included a one-day, on-site visit by a collections conservator with an exhibits planner/designer, and a separate visit by an architect familiar with...


Unintended Consequences of Digitalization in Archaeology: A Cautionary Tale (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Polk.

We are hurtling swiftly into the digital realm, finding faster and more complex ways to record and excavate sites, analyze data, and publish results. While most of this wave of increasing digitalization seems a good thing, all is never what it seems. In this paper, I explore some pitfalls of this ever speedier and efficient mode of archaeology. Most will recognize the oft described short lifespan of digital formats and the need to migrate data to new formats. But, it is highly unlikely that this...


Unites States Hydrographic Office Manuscript Charts in the National Archives 1838-1908 Special List 43 (1978)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William J. Heynen.

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.


Using Historic Archaeology To Uncover Previously Ignored Collections (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shevan E. Wilkin.

In 1891 George Dorsey conducted excavations Ancon, Peru, as archaeology was still a fledgeling discipline, and his conclusions reflect his naïveté of modern field methods to come. He assessed that the remains derived from one community, and classified the burials as elite/non-elite. From what we know today, there were two distinct time periods, between which mortuary practices and material culture changed dramatically. The collection has been repeatedly ignored due to the theorized disappearance...