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We regret to inform you that, as of August, 2002, the Archaeological Data Archive Project is no longer active.

Most of the ADAP web pages will remain online, providing information about the project for historic purposes and permitting people who have used various pages to continue to access them. There are no current plans to remove any of the web pages (except those that present archival data) or to change the web site as a whole, but the archival materials made available via the web site are being removed and will not continue to be available. The archival versions of those materials have been returned to the original owners/depositors for safe keeping.

For additional information about the closing of the Archaeological Data Archive Project and to locate other archival repositories, please see


The Archaeological Data Archive

Important notice: The CSA web site was re-designed in August of 2010. Some documents then available were out of date; so they were not included in the re-design and were not updated. This is one of those documents. Information about dates of posting and revision remains here, but there will be no revision of any kind after August, 2010.

Pages concerning CSA archival activities may seem to imply that CSA continues to do archival work. However, all archival projects under CSA's oversight have been terminated. Scholars interested in archiving digital files may wish to contact the Archaeological Research Institute at Arizona State University or the Digital Archaeology Record.


The Archaeological Data Archive includes materials of two kinds - Web documents with archaeological data that may be viewed online and files that may be downloaded from the CSA server for inspection on users' machines with the aid of their own software. Any information available via Web documents may also be downloaded in appropriate forms for use on user's machines. Along with the actual archaeological data are explanatory notes to aid those wishing to use the data. (For a complete description of the Archaeological Data Archive Project [ADAP], see

The Archaeological Data Archive Project also functions in concert with other organizations, in particular the Archaeology Data Service, a consortium of British institutions headquartered at the University of York, and the Council for the Preservation of Anthropological Records.

As a part of the work of building the Archaeological Data Archive, CSA personnel offer assistance with database systems and CAD models for excavations. This assistance does not take the form of standard, pre-organized systems. Rather, there are basic, introductory materials and information about how best to use the technology. These materials are available via the CSA Information Technology Page.

The Archaeological Data Archive Project is a CSA project, and CSA may be reached at P.O. Box 60, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, U.S.A. Tel.: 484.612.5862; email: user-name director at (@) domain-name

Comments, suggestions and reports of problems with any material posted to the Web will be greatly appreciated. Please use the above mailing or e-mail address.

Adding to the Archive

Data from archaeological research may be added to the archive by their owners. Potential contributors should read the general introduction to archiving and the specific information about documenting their data files.

The CSA CAD Archive

The Center for the Study of Architecture also maintains a separate archive of computer models of architectural monuments and archaeological sites. For information on this archive, see the CSA CAD Archive page.

Archival Materials -- Links Removed for those Materials No Longer Available through CSA

Site Data from the Appendix of The Prehistoric Pueblo World, A.D. 1150-1350, by Michael A. Adler. The data were taken directly from the Appendix of the publication and are available as Web documents and downloadable files.

Data from The Early Bronze 2 in the Aegean, by Michael B. Cosmopoulos. A group of tables showing the distribution of EB2 objects. These tables were prepared by the author for his publication.

Data from Excavating Occaneechi Town: Archaeology of an Eighteenth-century Indian Village in North Carolina, edited by R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr.; Patrick C. Livingood; H. Trawick Ward; and Vincas P. Steponaitis. Only revised documents are available via the archive at this time. Other files are available on the published CD.

Data from from the excavation at Ortu Còmidu, Sàrdara, Sardinia by Thomas Braun. The files are electronic versions of the author's M.A. thesis.

Data from J.B. Rutter's The Pottery of Lerna IV, database adapted by Harrison Eiteljorg, II, and Susan C. Jones. The tables include only a small portion of the pottery in the catalog and may be better used as an example of database design than as information about the Lerna pottery.

CAD model of the older propylon on the Athenian Acropolis created by Harrison Eiteljorg, II. The CAD model of the older propylon is an AutoCAD file (R14 dwg format) with more than 150 drawing layers segmenting the remains according to date, material, and a variety of other criteria. Three data files (dbf format) to augment the file are not yet available but should be available in the near future. [No longer available here, the older propylon model and all associated materials may be found via the web site of the Archaeological Research Institute at Arizona State University.]

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