DAACS Conversations 2022 Spring Schedule Released.

We kick off 2022 with a new DAACS Conversation series, Turning Dirt into Facts: Historical Archaeological Interpretation in the Age of Storytelling. Organized and guest moderated by Dr. Garrett Fesler, these conference-paper length talks were scheduled to appear at the Society for Historical Archaeology’s Annual Conference in January 2022. COVID prevented this session from happening… Read more »

Stratford Hall’s East Garden and West Yard now available through DAACS!

DAACS, in collaboration with Stratford Hall and DATA Investigations, Inc., is delighted to announce the launch of data from from two sites at Stratford Hall, the East Garden and the West Yard. All data from the excavations, including field records, artifacts, and field drawings, were analyzed and cataloged to DAACS standards.  They are now freely… Read more »

Sign Up Now for free Introduction to R for Historical Archaeologists Short Course

DAACS Open Academy’s Fall 2021 Short Course introduces historical archaeologists to R, a programming language and environment for statistical computing. R has many advantages, first and foremost it is free and Open Source. It is supported by a large community of talented programmers, and has excellent graphics and plotting capabilities. This short course series offers seven… Read more »

Morne Patate Dominica Sites Now on DAACS

DAACS, in collaboration with Dr. Mark W. Hauser and Northwestern University, is proud to launch data from from three sites at the Morne Papate Estate in Dominica. All data from the excavations, including field records, artifacts, and field drawings, were analyzed and cataloged to DAACS standards.  They are now freely available to the public via… Read more »

Apply for a DAACS Fellowship. Deadlines: April 1, 2022 and November 1, 2022

SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS AND TRAVEL GRANTS FOR THE DIGITAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARCHIVE OF COMPARATIVE SLAVERY The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which owns and operates Thomas Jefferson’s historic home at Monticello, is pleased to announce a program of short-term residential fellowships and travel grants at its International Center for Jefferson Studies open to all scholars working on Jefferson projects.  … Read more »

Data from Bowles’ Lot now available

DAACS is proud to launch data from a historical site in our own Charlottesville area, Bowles’ Lot, a part of the “Free State” community. Amy Bowles Farrow, Zacariah Bowles, Critta Hemings Bowles, and their descendants established one of the first free black communities, “Free State,” in Albemarle County. Bowles’ Lot lies within the 224-acre property that… Read more »

New Edited Volume Features DAACS Data

A new edited volume from Routledge Press, Material Worlds: Archaeology, Consumption, and the Road to Modernity, edited by Barbara J. Heath, Eleanor E. Breen and Lori A. Lee, features several articles that engage DAACS data.  Buy the book through Barnes and Noble or Amazon in either hard copy or electronic form (or ask that your library… Read more »

Wingo’s quarter site data now available at daacs.org.

DAACS is ringing in the new year with the launch of data from an eighteenth-century site, the Wingo’s Quarter, at daacs.org.  This is the third site from Poplar Forest now in the database, providing valuable intra- and inter-plantation data for use in comparative studies. The site was investigated by Dr. Barbara Heath, Eleanor Breen, Crystal Ptacek, and students from the… Read more »

Elizabeth Bollwerk appointed to Museums Computer Network Board

DAACS Analyst Beth Bollwerk recently attended the Museum Computer Network (MCN) conference, held in Minneapolis November 4-7 where her appointment to the MCN Board of Directors for a three-year stint was announced (http://mcn.edu/welcome-to-the-board/). The conference provides a collaborative environment for cultural heritage professionals who seek to advance digital practice in our sector. Among other goals,… Read more »