Virtual Valdivia is an experimental project in the realm of open access data and scholarship. The project, through this website, includes object record data for hundreds of ceramic vessels to provide scholars and publics from around the world the ability to make targeted searches of previously inaccessible ceramic data from archaeological sites. The project utilizes data found in grey literature, such as unpublished theses and dissertations and site reports. Currently, the project is focused on ceramics from the Late Valdivia period, specifically those recovered during my dissertation research.
You can access the project and the data by visiting the Virtual Valdivia website.
This project was developed as part of the Institute on Digital Archaeology Methods & Practice sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the MATRIX Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences at Michigan State University.