Help & Tutorials

tDAR maintains documentation on commonly used functions, scenarios, and frequently asked questions on our documentation site here. Guides include:

Searching & Organizing

Creating Resources

What Can I Contribute to tDAR?

Detailed information on the types of digital files that you can upload to tDAR and how-to is available here.

Guides to Good Practice

Archaeology Data Services in the UK and Digital Antiquity in the US are collaborating to update and broaden the pioneer set of guidelines created by ADS and in use for over a decade. The guides describe good practices regarding the creation, preservation, and sharing of digital archaeological files. The guides are available at