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From Manual to Digital Cataloguing: The The New Street Study, Jamaica

Author(s): Dorrick Gray ; Michelle Topping

Year: 2015

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Summary

The Jamaica National Heritage Trust curates archaeological assemblages from excavations conducted in Jamaica over the past 50 years. Until recently, the artifact and context inventories were created on paper. In May 2014 DAACS trained staff from the Jamaica National Heritage Trust in the digitization of the inventory process using the DAACS Research Consortium web-accessible database application. The New Street Collection from Port Royal was chosen as the Trust’s case study site. This DRC application allows us to go into more detail about the information that can be gathered from one piece of artifact; these are measurements of sherd size, stylistic elements, colour types and wear condition to name a few. This system is new so we are still in the learning process however so far it has proven to be a system that will organize the inventory of all our collections and make them web accessible.


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From Manual to Digital Cataloguing: The The New Street Study, Jamaica. Dorrick Gray, Michelle Topping. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433735)


Keywords

General
heritage

Geographic Keywords
Canada North America

Temporal Keywords
Modern


Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 605

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