Data Sets - Anthropology & Archaeology
Data Sets by Subject - Anthropology & Archaeology
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- The links below are to sites that contain downloadable data sets. These data sets are available in a variety of formats: csv, Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata, etc. Some may be available in multiple formats, some in only one (e.g., Excel.) Generally, these sources are intended for the more advanced data user.
- Site names preceded by an asterisk (*) represent archives and depositories where you may be able to deposit your own research data.
Anthrokids - Anthropometric data of children
The results of two 1970s studies which collected anthropometric data of children. Data is downloadable in csv, xls, plain-text ASCII (prl), and other formats.
Gridded Population of the World, version 3 (GPWv3) & Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project, version 1 (GRUMPv1)
Two gridded global population maps produced using different methods at different spatial resolutions. GRUMPv1 also provides an urban extents grid and a map of settlements with populations greater than 5,000 persons. You can download the datasets in various formats.
Human Genome Project Selection Browser
"A web-browser for checking for signals of selection in the human genome based on SNP data collected by Li et al (2008) in the 53 populations that constitute the Human Genome Diversity Panel.”
- See also: the Rosenberg lab at Stanford University. They would like you to register, but it is not required. Zipped files.
*Archaeology Data Service (UK)
A very nicely organized, searchable archive. Concentrates on, but is not limited to, the British Isles.
CDLI - Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative
A specialist database of cuneiform texts. The CDLI data set will consist of text and image, combining document transliterations, text glossaries and digitized originals and photo archives of early cuneiform. You can download transliterations.
*tDAR - the Digital Archaeological Record
An international digital archive and repository that houses data about archaeological investigations, research, resources, and scholarship. "Users can search tDAR for digital documents, data sets, images, GIS files, and other data resources from archaeological projects spanning the globe. For data sets, users also can use data integration tools in tDAR to simplify and illuminate comparative research."