This packages enables browsing and downloading data from Open Context using R. Open Context reviews, edits, and publishes archaeological research data and archives data with university-backed repositories, including the California Digital Library.
To browse the countries that Open Context has data on:
The result is a data frame that include the names of the countries in
countries$label. URLs that we can use to get more information about what projects, etc. are available for each country in
To browse the locations for one country, for example, Turkey:
To browse the names of locations that have archaeological data in Turkey, run
locations$label. We can see that the first location in this example is Çatalhöyük.
To inspect the projects available for a location in a country, for example, for Çatalhöyük in Turkey:
Once again, the
label column has the names of the projects:
With a little further effort we can browse excavation/survey areas within the project, and get datasets of measurements of objects collected from these areas (along with chronological and spatial data for these objects).