Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Opendig: Open Access Archaeological Data


At opendig.org we are endeavoring to offer a place for any archaeological excavation to host their dig notes online.

Imagine a place where you can search not only your own site for information, but also sites in the same region, same time period, or just limit it to two or three neighboring sites. This is what we hope to create, but this can only happen with your participation. If you’d like to come on board and host your notes here or if you already have an online database setup, please let us know so we can link to it, and if you have it setup with a RESTful XML resource, then we’ll go ahead and add it to our search capabilities.

opendig.org grew out of the project that was created to get Tall al-’Umayri’s dig database online. The idea came to me that it would be a good place to offer room for other projects’ databases if they were interested. The team would love to see this list grow in the near future!

Tall al-’Umayri

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