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Yearly Archives: 2012


You’ve probably been warned by popular media that tomorrow brings the “Maya Apocalypse,” a prophesied end-of-days. Indeed, the 21st of December, 2012, marks the end of an important cycle in the Maya Long Count Calendar—but there is no evidence suggesting pre-Hispanic Maya predicted any doom-and-gloom to befall us on this day.  In fact, there is […]

Just 20 days left!! Upload your archaeological information FREE to tDAR!!

The opportunity to upload resources for free to tDAR will end on December 31st.  Can you catch up with some of our super-users?  Barbara Stark has uploaded nearly 4,000 archaeological records related to her research in Veracruz, Mexico.  PaleoResearch Institute has contributed over 2,000 paleoenvironmental and archaeobotanic reports.  More than 2,000 files chronicling Dean Snow’s […]

Reminder: Archaeology Postdoc with tDAR, Apply NOW!!

Are you looking for a chance to combine your interests in archaeology and digital data?  Then why not apply for a two year position at Arizona State University as a Postdoctoral Fellow with tDAR, the Digital Archaeological Record.  tDAR is an international repository containing archaeological reports, images, data sets, and other related digital files. It […]

tDAR Downtime (Dec 21)

tDAR will be unavailable on the evening of December 21st from roughly 9 PM PDT – 2 AM December 22nd for system maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Digital Antiquity Awarded CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship–Apply Now!

We are pleased to announce that The Center for Digital Antiquity and the ASU Libraries have been awarded a two-year Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences.  This competitive award provides funding for a postdoctoral scholar with a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology or a […]

Happy Halloween!

Hunting for some spooky reading this Halloween?  Check out these tDAR records with mention of witches, ghosts, monsters, and hauntings! Locating anything in tDAR is easy.  You can explore our content by title, decade or using any of our controlled keywords. Our intelligent search functions allow you tailor your search within tDAR’s extensive archives to […]

National Archaeology Day

Digital Antiquity wants to remind you that Saturday, October 20th is National Archaeology Day, an annual event organized by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Archaeological organizations throughout the US and abroad will sponsor programs designed to engage the public in local archaeology.  Here in Phoenix where our offices are located, the Pueblo Grande Museum will […]

The American Anthropological Association Recommends tDAR for Archiving Digital Archaeological Data

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has recommended tDAR as a digital repository for  archaeological data archiving.  In the September 2012 issue of Anthropology News, Robert Hahn, chair of the Grey Literature subcommittee of the Resource Development Committee wrote:  AAA…encourages archaeologists to deposit data and the related publications that make that data meaningful in the Digital […]

Agreement to Sustain tDAR’s Digital Records

Digital Antiquity was founded with two basic goals in mind: (1) provide broad and easy access to archaeological data and documents and (2) ensure the long-term preservation of digital archaeological information for future use.  In July Arizona State University Libraries and Digital Antiquity signed an agreement to ensure that tDAR’s records would remain accessible and […]

Preserving the Archives of Archaeology

In 1960, at its annual meeting, the Society for American Archaeology authorized the establishment of a new publication series making use of Microcards as the medium of publication.   This move toward a condensed, durable, and accessible medium of publishing archaeological data and reports was viewed as a new approach to preservation technology in 1960.  The […]

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