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The Anasazi Origins Project Digital Archives Initiative: Transferring a Legacy Dataset to a Living Document Using tDAR

Author(s): David M. Plaza

Year: 2013

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The Anasazi Origins Project Digital Archives Initiative, funded by a Digital Antiquity grant-in- aid, is designed to ingest paper documents (site records, inventory sheet for notes, maps, publications, manuscripts, and presented papers) of the Anasazi Origins Project (AOP) Collection into the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR), an online international digital repository. Furthermore, an electronic database of the AOP paper documents was created and organized using the Laboratory of Anthropology site record. This database is also uploaded into tDAR. This online repository has the capability to facilitate a living documents approach for future integration of other sections of the AOP collection.

The AOP Digital Initiative builds open the current efforts of the Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology at Eastern New Mexico University to archive and curate the AOP collection for preservation and management. This project is one of the first steps to digitize this collection for the purpose of access and dissemination for researchers. Moreover, this report can serve as a conceptual frame of reference to preserve similar collections for access and dissemination.

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The Anasazi Origins Project Digital Archives Initiative: Transferring a Legacy Dataset to a Living Document Using tDAR. David M. Plaza. School for Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, PO Box 872402, Tempe, AZ, 85287-2402: Center for Digital Antiquity. 2013 ( tDAR id: 391353) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8WS8V3F


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -5500 to 400 (Oshara Tradition / Archaic)

Calendar Date: 400 to 700 (Basketmaker)

Calendar Date: -9500 to -6000 (Paleoindian)

Calendar Date: 700 to 850 (Pueblo I)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.136; min lat: 35.228 ; max long: -106.625; max lat: 35.653 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Eastern New Mexico University

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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America