DINAA Reports and Publications


DINAA publishes and links large numbers of archaeological data sources. The project centers on data in state site files and their potential to address large-scale research and resource management issues. We greatly appreciate the collaboration and support provided by many SHPO officials and other researchers. We hope these documents provide a clear picture of DINAA and we welcome questions, suggestions, comments, and wider collaboration.

Reporting Documents

Reports on our activities and progress:

Final reports:

  • Wells, J.J., E.C. Kansa, S.W. Kansa, S.J. Yerka, D.G. Anderson, T.G. Bissett, K.N. Myers, and R.C. DeMuth. 2014. Web-based discovery and integration of archaeological historic properties inventory data: The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA). Literary and Linguistic Computing 29(3): 349–360. [https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqu028]
  • Wells, J.J., C.J. Parr, and S.J. Yerka. 2015. Archaeological Experiences with Free and Open Source Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Freeware: Implementation and Usage Examples in the Compliance, Education, and Research Sectors. In Open Source Archaeology–Ethics and Practice, edited by Andrew Wilson and Ben Edwards, pp. 130-146. Warsaw, Poland: DeGruyter Open Press. Available online at http://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/460080
  • Kansa, Eric. C. 2016. Click here to Save the Past. In Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future The Potential of Digital Archaeology, edited by Erin W. Averett, Jody M. Gordon, and Derek B. Counts, pp. 443-472. The Digital Press @ The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Available open access at http://dc.uwm.edu/arthist_mobilizingthepast/19/
  • Anderson DG, Bissett TG, Yerka SJ, Wells JJ, Kansa EC, Kansa SW, et al. 2017. Sea-level rise and archaeological site destruction: An example from the southeastern United States using DINAA (Digital Index of North American Archaeology). PLOS ONE 12(11): e0188142. Available open access at: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188142
  • Kansa, Eric C., Sarah Whitcher Kansa, Joshua J. Wells, Stephen J. Yerka, Kelsey Noack Myers, Robert C. DeMuth, Thaddeus G. Bissett, and David G. Anderson. 2018. The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA): Networking Government Data to Navigate an Uncertain Future for the Past. Antiquity 92(362): 490-506.
  • Anderson, David G. 2018. Using CRM Data for “Big Picture” Research. In New Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management, edited by Francis P. McManamon, pp 197–212. Routledge Press, New York.
  • Cook, K., Çakirlar, C., Goddard, T., DeMuth, R., & Wells, J. 2018. Teaching Open Science: Published Data and Digital Literacy in Archaeology Classrooms. Advances in Archaeological Practice 6(2): 144-156. https://doi.org/10.1017/aap.2018.5https://doi.org/10.1017/aap.2018.5
  • Anderson, David G., David Echeverry, D. Shane Miller, Andrew A. White, Stephen J. Yerka, Eric C. Kansa, Sarah Whitcher Kansa, Christopher R. Moore, Kelsey Noack Myers, Joshua J. Wells, Thaddeus G. Bissett, and Ashley M. Smallwood. 2019 Paleoindian Settlement in the Southeastern United States: The Role of Large Databases. In New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians, edited by David Thulman and Irv Garrison, pp. 241–275. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
  • Kansa, E., S. Kansa, D. Anderson, J. Wells, K. Noack Meyers, and S. Yerka. 2021. Access to Government Information and Inclusive Stewardship of America’s Archaeological Heritage. In Digital Mapping and Indigenous America/em>, edited by Janet Berry Hess, pp. 121-135. Routledge, New York.