What We Do
Open Context is the Web-based publishing platform we developed for archaeology and related fields. Its technologies focus on ease of use, open licensing, data integration and, most importantly, data portability. Find out more about Open Context or contact us about publishing your data.
The AAI is a leader in technology innovation. Our work focuses on improving access, understanding, and reuse of research data. To this end, we developed (and continue to refine) Open Context, a data publishing service available free of charge on the Web. (more)
Our current research projects include the Secret Life of Data (SLO-data) project, exploring the lifecycle of data from the field to future use; and the DINAA project, a gazetteer of archaeological sites from across North America, which has already resulted in greater understanding of the threats of climate change to coastal archaeological sites. (more)
We believe that data are for discovery and inspiration, not just management. We advocate for this approach in speaking engagements and publications and with prize competitions that encourage others to step up to the challenge of working with data. This work has won wide recognition. (more)
We engage in education and training through workshops, lectures, and collaborative research projects with partners around the world. We are also developing an innovative internship program to expand number of people with experience in archaeological data. (more)