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 »

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 »

DAACS awarded NEH Grant for Analysis of The First Hermitage Sites

Monticello Archaeologists Awarded NEH Grant to Share Research Online MONTICELLO, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced that they will provide a $300,000, three-year grant to enable archaeologists at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to complete Beyond the Mansion 2.0., an innovative, web-based collaboration with The Hermitage. Beyond the Mansion 2.0 will make thirty years… Read more »

Join Jillian Galle, Project Director of DAACS, at the University of South Carolina for lectures and workshops, September 28 – October, 9, 2015.

Are you interested in learning about the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS) and how it can benefit your research? From September 29 through October 9 the University of South Carolina is hosting DAACS Director, Dr. Jillian Galle as a visiting scholar, for two weeks of public lectures and workshops. On Saturday, October 3,… Read more »

DAACS receives grant from Mellon Foundation for innovative collaborative project known as The DAACS Research Consortium

Monticello will lead innovative project to advance the archaeological study of slavery Archaeology Department Receives Mellon Grant to Further Expand Access to Online Database of Archaeological Findings and Comparative Data FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 4, 2013 Media Contact: Amy Atticks, 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Monticello archaeologists will launch an innovative collaborative project designed to advance the study of slavery in… Read more »