tDAR digital antiquity

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.

Learn about different types of tDAR users and uses:


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.
  • Preserving their legacy and contributing to the discipline.
  • Guarding against data loss; preserving documents, data, and images.
  • Fulfilling NSF, NEH, and other data management plan requirements.
  • Complying with NHPA, ARPA, and 36 CFR 79.


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