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Anthropology Resources: Gray Literature in Archaeology

What is "Gray Literature"

Gray literature has many definitions. Often it is scholarly or technical material not easily obtainable. It is pre-peer reviewed and often not intended for peer-review. It can consist of technical reports, white papers,  and reports on data from various fields.

Sources of Gray Literature and Data

Archaeology Data Service  Accredited repository for heritage data in the United Kingdom. Here is the Library of Unpublished Fieldwork Reports available through OASIS in the United Kingdom.

tDAR The Digital Archaeological Record, housing data about archaeological investigations, research and other resources.

Digital Archeological Archive of Comparative Slavery A collection of archeological sites in the eastern United States.Useful for classroom teaching and for student projects.

Explaining Human Culture Open Access database produced by the Yale Human Relations File. Information on cross-cultural studies, topical studies, reports on statistical findings.

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