The Digital Archive Network for Anthropology and World Heritage (DANA-WH) is network of a interoperable databases housed at multiple institutions, providing access to and preservation of human cultural heritage materials. The network contains an array of textual, metric, and visual information about human heritage objects, including textual descriptions and metric and nonmetric attribute information about each object, two-dimensional images of artifacts, and three-dimensional models of artifacts that can be manipulated in virtual reality. Currently included in DANA-WH are databases of Samoan and Fijian artifacts from North Dakota State University; Samoan stone adzes from the Bishop Museum, Honolulu; artifacts of the Native American Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes from the State Historical Society of North Dakota; archaic projectile points and other Northern Plains lithic artifacts from the Minnesota State University at Moorhead; and pottery from HNB Garhwal University, Srinigar, India. DANA-WH is currently limited to these archaeological collections; collections in biological anthropology, ethnography, and linguistics are in development or planned but not yet implemented.


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