A Survey of SHPO Archeological Reports Bibliographic Systems, 2002

Author(s): S. Terry Childs; Karolyn Kinsey

Year: 2004


NADB-R is a bibliographic inventory of reports about archeological investigations and planning across the United States. AEP works with the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) to collect the bibliographic data recorded for each state for national access and use. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas hosts the searchable, online NADB-R database <http://web.cast.uark.edu/other/nps/nadb/nadb.mul.html> that currently holds approximately 240,000 bibliographic records. The majority of these records document the archeological “gray literature,” typically the unpublished and narrowly distributed reports that are hard to access by researchers, CRM contractors, and government agencies. This literature, however, provides a large share of the data on archeological sites and projects nationwide. Recently the Society for American Archaeology cited NADB and particularly NADB-Reports in its initiative for renewing national archeology. NADB-R is considered an important tool for cultural resource management efforts and an important step in reporting on archeological work.

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A Survey of SHPO Archeological Reports Bibliographic Systems, 2002. S. Terry Childs, Karolyn Kinsey. Studies in Archeology and Ethnography ,5. Washington, DC: Archeology and Ethnography Program, National Center for Cultural Resources, National Park Service. 2004 ( tDAR id: 377011) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80K2BKD

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min long: -125.156; min lat: 25.006 ; max long: -59.59; max lat: 49.382 ;

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Sponsor(s): National Center for Cultural Resources; National Park Service

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Studies in Archeology and Ethnography(s): 5

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