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Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA)

DINAA-logo-final-colorThe Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) is a multi-institutional undertaking to create interoperability models for archaeological site databases in the eastern United States. The 2-year project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, commenced September 1, 2012. View the 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 and Josh Wells.

 

Additional Project News and Updates:

 

DINAA @ SAA

DINAA @ SAA

The DINAA project had a very successful reception at the 79th Annual Society for American Archaeology conference in Austin, TX last month. With several presentations spanning traditional conference papers, posters, and a lightning talk at the Digital Data Interest Group meeting, conference-goers were provided with no shortage of opportunities to learn about multiple aspects of […]

Workshop Recap: State Site Files, DINAA, and Archaeology

Workshop Recap: State Site Files, DINAA, and Archaeology

We recently concluded a workshop for the DINAA project, held at the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville Office of Research on March 19th and 20th. The workshop brought together more than 30 participants, including managers and researchers from universities and state and federal agencies across Eastern North America, as well as graduate students from UT […]

Florida and Georgia Site Files Launch DINAA Project

The continent of North American has a long and rich history of human occupation spanning more than 13,000 years. The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) is a multi-institutional project to help make the history of settlement in the Americas accessible to everyone. The two-year project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, […]

DINAA Project at Digital Humanities 2013: Open Context and North American Site Files

While Sarah and Eric Kansa are busy finishing up field work and “data wrangling” at Poggio Civitate, our colleagues and collaborators will discuss the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) project at the 2013 Digital Humanities Conference. Josh Wells (PI) will take part in a session Current Research & Practice in Digital Archaeology (organized […]

NSF Support for Linking State Site Files

We are delighted to announce the success of our grant proposal to the National Science Foundation to create interoperability models for archaeological site databases in the eastern United States (NSF #1216810 & #1217240). Our core team consists of researchers from the Department of Anthropology and Archaeological Research Laboratory at the University of Tennessee, the Alexandria Archive […]


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