As a repository for digital data, tDAR contains a vast amount of resources and tools that can enrich your ongoing research. It houses a library of digital resources that you can find and access to carry your research project from a well-developed proposal to a completed study. Moreover, tDAR maintains a powerful set of tools that enable you to integrate multiple data sets from different sources and to collaborate with other researchers to create large aggregated data sets.

The digital resources in tDAR can be used to address a wide array of archaeological research topics.

  • Search the digital library for documents, images, and data sets that can enhance your current research.
  • Find and download documents and images related to your research.
  • Find both active and legacy data sets from archaeological projects throughout the world.
  • Download the documents, images, and data sets you need to complete your research project.

The digital tools that tDAR provides can be used to conduct research with your digital data.

  • Integrate your data with data from other projects in tDAR.
  • Collaborate with other researchers by sharing your data.
  • Work with other researchers to integrate all of your data into a single database.

Examine expansive prehistoric settlement across Central Arizona

You can quickly locate vast amounts of information on the prehistoric settlement patterns and demography of both the Phoenix Basin and the nearby Verde Valley in Arizona.

Investigate Norse expansion across the Atlantic

You can access comparable feature and midden data from sites that North Atlantic Biocultural Organization’s researchers excavated in Norway, Northern Iceland, and Greenland.

Compare prehistoric and early historic adaptations in Upstate New York

You can access and compare records and large data sets pertaining to Iroquoian settlement throughout upstate New York.

Research ceramic provenance and exchange patterns in parts of the Mediterranean

You can access and compare the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s ceramic compositional data for large numbers of pottery vessels throughout the Mediterranean world.

Collaborate with other researchers to create multi-site and even multi-regional data sets

You can use tDAR to share data among project members in collaborative efforts, and even use tDAR’s data tools to integrate project members’ data sets.