August 4, 2021

Project to Digitize State of Utah Archaeological Records Completed

From The Spectrum (Cedar City, UT):

A three-year effort to scan nearly 120,000 archaeological site records into an online database is done…

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The site records are protected under state law, limited to professional archaeologists to protect the sites from damage done by untrained visitors. Previously, archaeologists have had to delve through paper records to ensure their work follows state and federal requirements. Now, they’ll be able to retrieve the information on each location digitally.

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The state has been working to make all of its archaeological records available online, with those records spanning back to the 1940s. Each year, the division receives records on some 3,000 new sites, ranging from 10,000-year-old Paleoindian sites to relics from the state’s uranium boom in the 1960s.

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Direct to Utah Department of State History, Antiquities Section Web Site

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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