Beyond Archiving: Synthesizing Data with tDAR

Author(s): Adam Brin; Leigh Anne Ellison

Year: 2016


The future of archaeological research is dependent on our ability to synthesize data across sites and leverage both current and legacy data. Asking questions of regions or clusters of sites where data was recovered over over decades or centuries and by multiple researchers becomes difficult without significant, manually-performed normalization and standardization processes at a great impediment to synthetic research. Beyond archiving, tDAR provides integration tools to extend the lifespan of archaeological data and promote reuse. This allow users to map and translate data dynamically and easily bring together data across sites, regions, and quickly iterate over research queries. This poster presentation describes the tool and how it can be used to pursue synthetic research.

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Beyond Archiving: Synthesizing Data with tDAR. Adam Brin, Leigh Anne Ellison. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404407)