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Yearly Archives: 2010

Digital Antiquity tDAR Grants Program

Digital Antiquity is developing a grants program to support the archiving of digital archaeological data and documents in tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), a new international digital repository.  Reports and data shared through tDAR are made accessible to the public on the web and their long-term preservation is ensured. CRM firms, public agencies, individuals, universities, […]

tDAR Software Update (Balk)

Digital Antiquity is continually committed to improving digital archaeological data preservation. The Balk release of tDAR (Fall 2010) was focused on file storage and management.  It was designed primarily around the need to store and manage images within the tDAR repository. Improvements and additions to the software include: Migrated the internal filestore to a PairTree […]

Faunal Working Group

Since 2004, a national team of faunal analysts has worked together to use and improve the data integration tools of the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR). The North American Faunal Working Group (FWG), led by Kate Spielmann, met in at the School of  Human Evolution and Social Change, ASU in Tempe this October to discuss their […]

Response to the NSF SBE Call for White Papers

In August the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Social and Behavioral Sciences Issued a call for white papers on future research directions as a part of its SBE 2020 Project. Keith Kintigh, Francis P. McManamon and Katherine Spielmann responded to this call with their submission entitled, “Synthesis and Cyberinfrastructure for SBE Research.” Their essay argues […]

tDAR Software Update (Azimuth)

Digital Antiquity continually works to improve preservation and management of digital archaeological data. This commitment was instantiated in the first tDAR software release during the Summer of 2010. This initial release, Azimuth, was focused primarily on infrastructure and  data entry issues. Major accomplishments included: Setting up a predictable development and test environment. Developing a Digital […]

New article about Digital Antiquity and the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) published

The Center for the Study of Architecture (CSA) has published the article, “Digital Antiquity and the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR):  Broadening Access and Ensuring Long-Term Preservation for Digital Archaeological Data,” by Francis P McManamon, Keith W. Kintigh, and Adam Brin. Read the article in the CSA Newsletter, Fall 2010

Open for Comment–Updates of Guides to Good Practice for Digital Archaeological Data Archives

Archaeology Data Services in the UK and Digtial 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. Drafts of the revised guides are available […]

NSF Recognizes tDAR as Available Data Repository for Archaeology Program Research

The Archaeology Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has identified the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) as one of two data repositories for researchers to consider in order to fulfil the requirement that proposals include a plan for providing wide access and long-term preservation of data and documents created as part of NSF research grants. […]

tDAR at International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ 2010)

Professors Kate Spielmann and Keith Kintigh demonstrate groundbreaking comparative research on Southwestern faunal datasets using the powerful tools in tDAR.  Spielmann and Kintigh leveraged the innovative data integration tools built into tDAR’s architecture. View the Powerpoint slides from the ICAZ presentation. Read an updated version of the ICAZ presentation.

Jim deVos Joins Digital Antiquity

Jim deVos joined Digital Antiquity, and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University, as Software Programmer in late August. DeVos is no stranger to ASU, as he holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and Applied Science from its College of Engineering and Applied Science. DeVos has also […]

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