Using tDAR


tDAR is designed to serve the needs of a wide range of archaeologists, researchers, organizations, and institutions who use or manage archaeological resources.

Creating and Managing Your tDAR Account

Learn how to register, utilize your dashboard, purchase file space, and manage your billing account.

Searching tDAR

Learn how to use tDAR’s advanced search tool, and sorting and limiting results.

Creating and Editing Resources

Learn how to create and edit the various types of resources that can be uploaded in tDAR.

tDAR Upload Toolkit

Learn about planning your data contribution, the different tDAR resource types, requirements for data upload, organizing your data, and more.

Video Tutorials

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.

tDAR can assist users in:

  • Managing a wide variety of archaeological information in one place.
  • Organizing documents, data sets, and images.
  • Downloading reports or bibliographies anywhere.
  • Sharing current research materials with partners.
  • Publishing data associated with articles and books.
  • Protecting confidential materials.

Learn about different types of tDAR users and uses:

Guides to Good Practice

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

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