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Success Stories: the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) for Research, Education, Public Outreach, and Innovation

Author(s): Leigh Anne Ellison ; Francis McManamon ; Jodi Reeves Flores

Year: 2016

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Summary

More public agencies, researchers and other managers of archaeological data are preserving their information in digital repositories and there is an exciting future for research, education, public outreach, and innovation.  There is a wealth of primary data and interpretive reports already available in tDAR for reuse in research and education.  Researchers can quickly track down digital copies of reports and grey literature for background surveys and comparative analyses.  Students can locate primary data for problem sets and course projects.  Archaeologists can enhance the public dissemination of appropriate archaeological content while still protecting confidential information.  tDAR allows for the innovative reuse of archaeological data through an integration tool that combines data collected by researchers using different terminologies and varying levels of analytical granularity into single tables using a system of ontologies.  Specific successful examples of each of these tDAR user communities will be highlighted in this paper. 


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Success Stories: the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) for Research, Education, Public Outreach, and Innovation. Leigh Anne Ellison, Francis McManamon, Jodi Reeves Flores. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434968)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 524

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