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The report is offered as a PDF. The database is an Access 2013 file, which has been zipped together with the icon files used and a high-res version of an island-wide map. This version of the ASIG is a stand-alone Access 2013 database and refers only to the data in Hanna's 2017 report-- it will not be updated further in this format. Please see the ScholarSphere site for how to access an updated web-database version of the ASIG.

README

TITLE: ASIG v.1 (Hanna 2017)
[Report on the 2016 Survey, and v.1 of the Archaeological Site Inventory for Grenada (ASIG)]

CREATOR:
Jonathan Hanna (jah1147@psu.ed)

CURATOR:
Robert Olendorf (rko5039@psu.edu)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This project is composed of two main files: a written report, and an associated database. The first section of the report documents the research I conducted thus far for my doctoral dissertation, which aimed to better understand Grenada�s prehistory and its role in the colonization of the region. The project uses predictive models to identify areas of high probability for early settlement, soil analysis to gauge site parameters, and an ambitious radiocarbon program to build a settlement chronology of prehistoric Grenada. In the process, I discovered that actually quite a lot of research has been conducted already, but it was never written up! The latter part of the report aims to rectify the situation by summarizing much of the past archaeological research conducted at every known site (and even some unknown sites), based on salvage work conducted at the Grenada National Museum. The associated database, then, includes maps, reports, photographs, and summaries of every known pre-Columbian site in Grenada. It is hoped that these data will empower government and private citizens alike to work to protect Grenada's disappearing prehistory.

DATA DESCRIPTION:
The report is offered as a PDF. The database is an Access 2013 file, which has been zipped together with the icon files used and a high-res version of an island-wide map. This version of the ASIG is a stand-alone Access 2013 database and refers only to the data in Hanna's 2017 report-- it will not be updated further in this format. Please see the ScholarSphere site for how to access an updated web-database version of the ASIG.

The files included here are:
    Hanna- 2016 Survey Report & Inventory of Sites (2017, redacted).pdf
    ASIG (Hanna 2017) v1_redacted).zip
        which includes:
            Archaeological Site Inventory for Grenada (ASIG) - redacted.accdb
            ASIG All_Sites Map.jpg
            Petroglyph.jpg.ico

ACCESSIBILITY
The database requires Microsoft Access, which is included with the MS Office package. However, if you do not have MS Access, you can download a free version (called Runtime), which allows you to view (but not edit) Access files:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50040

USAGE:
These files are for research purposes and only intended for use by individuals who can demonstrate bona fide concern for local archaeological heritage. They are offered in redacted form (without site coordinates). Be aware that removing artifacts from archaeological sites in Grenada is now punishable by a $10,000 fine.

LICENSE:
These data are released under the Creative Commons 3.0 - Attribution license.

CITATION:

If you use these data please cite as follows:

Hanna, Jonathan A.
2017 The Status of Grenada's Prehistoric Sites: Report on the 2016 Survey and an Inventory of Known Sites, manuscript on file at the Grenada National Museum and Ministry of Tourism, Botanical Gardens, Grenada. DOI: 10.18113/S1QG64

Hanna, Jonathan A.
2017 The Archaeological Site Inventory for Grenada (ASIG), v.1, DOI: 10.18113/S1KS3V

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