Built to Last: The Paleoindian Database of the Americas (PIDBA) and Openly-shared Primary Data Meet the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA)
The Paleoindian Database of the Americas (PIDBA) freely shares primary and detailed attribute data on tens of thousands of ancient lithic tools spanning the Paleoindian and early Archaic time periods. As technology has changed over the last 25 years, research team volunteers work diligently to continue providing access to data through ever-more accessible and stable formats. Additionally, efforts concentrate on delivering data in formats that other researchers can deploy easily in their own analyses. Data, when presented in visual form, is minimally transformed and high-resolution distribution maps are regularly updated and made available freely. As PIDBA gears up for its third decade as a research collective, the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) provides an exciting new venue to share, link and visualize the PIDBA ancient stone tool database. DINAA provides the infrastructure to link primary research to a rich universe of archaeological information. Using stable URIs to provide persistent web identifiers, open-access and open-source protocols, PIDBA’s new partnership with DINAA enters the realm of machine-readable sharing, APIs, and, hopefully, another 25 years of successful data sharing.
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Built to Last: The Paleoindian Database of the Americas (PIDBA) and Openly-shared Primary Data Meet the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA). Stephen Yerka, R. Carl DeMuth, Kelsey Noack Myers. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397218)
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