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Thanks to our Supporters

The AAI gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following organizations and individuals, who have provided essential financial support, facilities and services, as well as guidance and encouragement in our efforts to build an open and free future for the past.

for supporting the Bridging Data Creation and Reuse project, the User Experience in Archaeology project, the Modern Art Iraq Archive, and the Gazetteer of the Ancient Near East.

for supporting the Digital Index of North American Archaeology project and the User Experience in Archaeology project.

The National Science Foundation

for supporting the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) project.

The J.M. Kaplan Fund

for supporting research on the integration of excavation and conservation data.

The American Council of Learned Societies

for supporting research on data journals, data editing and publishing processes.

The Encyclopedia of Life

for a Computable Data Challenge award for the Biogeography of Early Domestic Animals using Linked Open Data project.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

for supporting data publication workflows.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

for key institutional support in the development of Open Context.

The Joukowsky Family Foundation

providing general support for Open Context’s data publishing program.

The German Archaeological Institute and the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University

for a 2014-2015 CHS / DAI Joint Fellowship.


providing general support for Open Context’s data publishing program.

The AAI is a recipient of a Google Grants award. The Google Grants program supports organizations sharing Google’s philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. Designed for registered non-profit organizations, Google Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program that harnesses the power of Google AdWords, Google’s flagship advertising product. Google Grants has awarded free AdWords advertising to thousands of non-profit groups whose missions range from animal welfare to literacy, from supporting homeless children to promoting HIV education.


University of California, California Digital Library

for data preservation and curation services for Open Context, as well as persistent identifiers needed for data citation.

The Presidio Trust (San Francisco)

The AAI partners with the Presidio Archaeology Lab to provide innovative digital services for sharing research. AAI has facilitated internship opportunities at the Lab and offered advice on data management standards and practices that lead to open access.


The International Council for Archaeozoology

for the development of web-based services for the zooarchaeology community, such as BoneCommons.org.

The University of Chicago OCHRE Project