Context Queries return detailed data on excavated contexts for the chosen site or sites.

  1. Context Query 1: Basic Information
    Returns basic information on excavated contexts. Context northing and easting, size, and deposit type are just some of the attributes returned by this query. Choose the site or sites.
  2. Context Query 2: Detailed Context Information
    This query allows the user to select one or all of the context attributes for one or more sites. Users can subset by Feature Number, Feature Type, or Unit Type.


Citing Your Query
The data in CMAP are freely available to all researchers. We encourage the use of CMAP data in published papers, theses and dissertations, class assignments, and other research projects. CMAP website content is under copyright. CMAP data, like any published material, should be cited.

Please provide the following information in a bibliography when citing data from CMAP.

  1. The query from which data was used, e.g. Artifact Query 1.
  2. The date the data was downloaded, e.g. May 22, 2013.
  3. The Archive name and website address.

For additional information on citing other CMAP website content, see Guidelines.

Why Documenting Your Query is Important.
The CMAP database is periodically updated to include data from newly analyzed archaeological sites. Since data in the database may change after an update, it is important for a researcher to record the database version used when querying.

Notification of updates will be posted on the What’s New page. If you would like to be notified of updates to the Archive, please contact us. We’d be happy to put your name on our mailing list that notifies researchers of database updates, new content, fellowship announcements, and other CMAP-related news.