Data Sources

Good places to look for open access archaeological data

The Digital Archaeological Record (USA): Welcome to the Digital Archaeological Record (

Archaeology Data Service (UK): Archaeology Data Service

Journal of Open Archaeological Data: Journal of Open Archaeology Data (

Ariadne (EU): ARIADNE PLUS – Ariadne infrastructure (

cyberSW: cyberSW – Home

Digital Index of North American Archaeology: Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) | Heritage Bytes (

Open Context – Heritage Bytes: Heritage Bytes | News and Updates about Open Context

Mapping Past Societies: Data Availability | Mapping Past Societies (

Corona Atlas of the Ancient Near East: Corona @ CAST UA (

ROCEEH Out of Africa Database: Digital Resources | Heidelberg Academy of Humanities and Sciences (

Ancient World Mapping Center: Ancient World Mapping Center (

US Geological Survey National Map Downloader (includes lidar data for much of the USA): TNM Download v2 (

Archaeology on GitHub: archaeology · GitHub Topics · GitHub

Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database: CARD (

P3k14c, a synthetic global database of archaeological radiocarbon dates: p3k14c, a synthetic global database of archaeological radiocarbon dates | Scientific Data (

SKOPE (Synthesizing Knowledge of Ancient Environments): SKOPE | Synthesizing Knowledge of Past Environments (

Database of Religious History: The Database of Religious History (

SESHAT: | Seshat: Global History Databank (

Open-archaeo, a list of open-source archaeological software and resources: Lists and datasets • open-archaeo

Binford Hunter-Gatherer Data: Data and Program | Amber Johnson (

Portable Antiquities Scheme (UK): Welcome to the Portable Antiquities Scheme Website (

ArchaeoGLOBE survey of archaeological knowledge of human land use: ArchaeoGLOBE Dataverse (

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center: Site Reports & Database List – Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

UCL Discovery: The Cultural Evolution of Neolithic Europe. EUROEVOL Dataset – UCL Discovery

Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery: DAACS.

Center for Cyber-Archaeology and Sustainability: UC-Cyber Archaeology.

The Arches Project: Arches Project Open-Source Data Platform