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The structure of the DANA-WH system is based upon the idea that a number of institutions will contribute computer resources and data. The following researchers, organizations and institutions are actively participating or seeking funding to participate in the network.

Lead technical development of DANA-WH is handled by the North Dakota State University Archaeology Technologies Laboratory (NDSU ATL). The ATL also provides advice for institutions and researchers who wish participate in DANA-WH.

Archaeology Collection
Dr. Jeffrey T. Clark, at the NDSU Department of Sociology and Anthropology, ATL, has provided a database, with 3D models, of Samoan and Fijian stone tools. Most of these tools are adzes.

M S U M Dr. Michael Michlovic, of the Minnesota State University at Moorhead (MSUM), Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, is developing a database of archaic projectile points and other lithic artifacts recovered from archaeological contexts in the Northern Plains. Until such time as MSUM information technology infrastructure is in place, the ATL is hosting Dr. Michlovic’s data on its server.

Dr. Vinod Nautiyal, HNB Garhwal University, Srinigar, India is developing a typological inventory of pottery profiles from India and is providing input on the criteria necessary for 3D pottery analysis within the DANA-WH 3D viewer. Until such time as HNBGU information technology infrastructure is in place, the ATL is hosting Dr. Nautiyal’s data on its server.

Bernice P. Bishop Museum Department of Anthropology has provided access to stone adzes from Samoa, which were modeled in 3D by NDSU, ATL. Those adzes are being maintained temporarily on the NDSU server.

The State Historical Society of North Dakota has provided NDSU with access to a collection of artifacts from the Like-a-Fishhook/Fort Berthold site of central North Dakota. NDSU is creating 3D models of those artifacts for inclusion in DANA-WH.

Biological Anthropology Collection
N D S UDr. Charles Musiba, of the North Dakota State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is providing a database and 3D models of hominid and other primate remains collected from the Laetoli site in Tanzania. That material will eventually be made accessible through the Biological Anthropology Collection.

Columbia UniversityDr. Ralph Holloway, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, has provided hominid endocranial casts (endocasts) that have been digitized for eventual inclusion in the Biological Anthropology Collection (BAC) of DANA-WH. The modeling of those endocasts was done in collaboration with Dr. Ann Weaver (UNM-Albuquerque). At present, the endocast surrogates are on the NDSU server.

Cal State,  San BernadinoDr. Wesley Niewoehner of the USC-San Bernardino Department of Anthropology has an on-going Neanderthal hand bone digitization project for the purposes of reconstructing the Neanderthal hand. Hand reconstructions and individual 3D model bone surrogates will be added to the BAC section of DANA-WH once complete.

Dr. Cassian Magori, of the Herbert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU), is working with Dr. Charles Musiba and Dr. Jeffrey T. Clark at North Dakota State University to development the Biological Anthropology Collection (BAC) with fossil hominid and hominoid remains from Tanzania.

Mr. Donatius Kamamba, Director of the Tanzanian Department of Antiquities in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, also is working with Dr. Charles Musiba and Dr. Jeffrey T. Clark at North Dakota State University to development the Biological Anthropology Collection (BAC) with fossil hominid and hominoid remains from Tanzania.

Linguistics Collection
University of Wurzberg, GermanyDr. Gerfrid Müller and Dr. Gernot Wilhelm at the University of Wurzburg, Germany are working on 3D digitization and database development for Assyrian cuneiform tablets. Dr. Müller is also providing input on the design for the DANA-WH client's 3D model viewer.

Other Connections
The DANA-WH digital library development team has established strong ties with a number of markup language and metadata initiatives.. These include the Organization for Advancement Standards for Information Systems (OASIS) HumanMarkup Language (HumanML)Technical Committee and the Human Physical Characteristics Description Markup Language (HPCDML) subcommittee, Physiome.org’s Anatomical Markup Language (AnatML) under development at the Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand, the International Council of Museums (ICOM, International Committee for Documentation (CIDOC), Conceptual Reference Model (CRM Special Interest Group (SIG), and the University of Washington, Department of Biological Structure, Structural Informatics Group’s Digital Anatomist Foundational Model for Anatomy (FMA). Additionally, the ATL will be involved in Consortium for the Interchange of Museum Informatics (CIMI) markup language and metadata developments.

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Aug 30, 2004
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