The holidays come early for Archaeologsits!

Posted on December 13, 2012


Just saw this yesterday from tDAR:

Just 20 days left!! Upload your archaeological information FREE to tDAR!!

by Leigh Anne on December 12, 2012

The opportunity to upload resources for free to tDAR will end on December 31st.  Can you catch up with some of our super-users?  Barbara Stark has uploaded nearly 4,000 archaeological records related to her research in Veracruz, Mexico.  PaleoResearch Institute has contributed over 2,000 paleoenvironmental and archaeobotanic reports.  More than 2,000 files chronicling Dean Snow’s investigations of Paleoindian to Historic archaeology of New York have been made available in tDAR.  William Engelbrecht’s research on Iroquoian Ceramics and the Eaton Site includes over 1,000 reports, journal articles, datasets, photos, and maps…..

To explore tDAR and upload your files, visit and register as a tDAR user.  Registration is a simple procedure that requires that you create a password for log-ins and that you agree not to misuse any of the information you obtain from records and documents/data in tDAR.

Once you are registered you can create a tDAR record and upload your digital archaeological files along with meaningful metadata by filling in a user-friendly tDAR record form.  This is a great opportunity to digitally archive your personal archaeological files for FREE!  Of course, searching tDAR’s extensive archives is always free. We encourage you to contact us at with any questions or comments.

Oh my god (OMG for the kids). I am so going to upload my datasets to tDAR while this is going on. A few weeks back I mentioned that I would love to do something like this but did not have the money to, now I can.

My only problem with this is how did I not know about this sooner? It mentions 20 days left, as in we have already told you about this but here is a reminder. However, I have gone through all of their news briefs on the website and could not find any mention of free data depositing going back till at least 2010. Might just be how I interpret the wording, not that I am complaining about what they are doing.



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