Minnesota archeologists face many difficulties in conducting archeological research and managing the state's cultural resources such as a lack of standardized data formats and field/lab procedures, a lack of a centralized data repository, and insufficient existing databases. The purpose of this thesis is to build the foundation for a database system that addresses these difficulties along with being efficient and effective for entering, managing, and analyzing archeological data produced in the field and in the lab. The Minnesota Archeological Integrated Database is being built to be a long-lasting, constantly evolving system to be used by archeologists and cultural resource managers for years to come.


Ronald Schirmer

First Committee Member

Edward Fleming

Second Committee Member

Phillip Larson

Date of Degree




Document Type



Master of Science (MS)




Social and Behavioral Sciences

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