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Filemaker for Archaeology

Archaeological Databases with Filemaker

Workshop | April 24 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)


Rus Sheptak, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

Archaeological Research Facility


This workshop will present the organization and logic behind a prototype database for excavation data that answers questions of when, where, and duration of events and artifacts within the site. This database represents a series of best practices depending on which of three different excavation methods you use (lot/level, modified harris, or single context). Tables for many different artifact types are linked to excavation contexts and in consultation with domain experts, a series of attributes that everyone should record about those materials are present. We will show you how to add your own data to the existing tables, and how to add additional materials to the existing structure. It may also have ArcGIS support by this time as well.

Registration Info: Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Register for ARF workshops online at:
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510-642-2212