The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) is a multi-institutional undertaking to create interoperability models for archaeological site databases from across North America. The DINAA project began in September of 2012 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2016, the project received renewed support from the NSF, as well as a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. View the initial technical proposal.
This page provides ongoing information about the progress of the project. Visit the links below to learn more about this project. We also broadcast updates to the community via the NASA (National Association of State Archaeologists) listserv. We welcome your questions, comments, and other participation in this project, so please comment on the blog posts or contact us directly by emailing project PIs David Anderson, Josh Wells, and Eric Kansa.
- Project Overview (Aug. 6, 2012)
- Initial Announcement (Aug. 7, 2012)
- Initial Communication with the National Association of State Archaeologists (NASA) (Aug. 24, 2012)
- Sensitive Data Security Measures and SHPO Collaboration (Aug. 24, 2012)
- Data Transfer Instructions (Oct. 31, 2012)
- Second Communication with the National Association of State Archaeologists (NASA) (Nov. 2, 2012)
- DINAA Annual Report (October 2013)
- Florida and Georgia Site Files Launch DINAA Project (December 2013)
- Program for the DINAA Workshop at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (March 19-20, 2014)
- Explore a draft release of the data, updated in September 2015 with the upgrade of Open Context
- DINAA to expand, with support from the IMLS (April 2016)
- New NSF Awards for DINAA (June 2016)
- DINAA Phase I Final Report (41 page PDF, with figures and references) (November 2016)
- Linking DINAA and the Federal Register (December 2016)
DINAA Information Sheets:
We have created a series of one-page handouts on Google docs for people interested in DINAA to download, reuse, and share.
Additional Project News and Updates: