Center for Digital Antiquity

ASU's Center for Digital Antiquity is devoted to enhancing preservation of and access to the archaeological record. The center oversees and maintains the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR), a digital archive and repository curating digital data from archaeological investigations and research from around the world. The materials preserved in tDAR document the archaeological record, the efforts of the archaeological and scientific community, and the material and social characteristics of the cultures studied.

tDAR serves the needs of a wide range of archaeologists, researchers, organizations, and institutions who use or manage archaeological resources. It enables wide-ranging comparative archaeological research capable of advancing our understanding of the past and our present-day management of archaeological resources.