The Site Query gives users access to all of the meta-data collected on an archaeological site or sites.

    Choose one or more sites and submit. Returns the following data for the selected sites:
  • Project ID
  • Project Name
  • State Site Number
  • Institution
  • Place Name
  • Plantation Name
  • Region
  • County
  • Country
  • Occupation Begin Date
  • Occupation End Date
  • Occupation Range
  • Principal Investigators
  • Unit of Measure
  • Geo Coordinate System
  • Northing Geo Coordinate of Local Datum
  • Easting Geo Coordinate of Local Datum
  • Vertical Geo Coordinate of Local Datum
  • Site Soils
  • Drainage
  • Nearest Water Source
  • Distance from Water Source
  • Elevation Type
  • Azimuth Orientation
  • Total Area Excavated
  • Total Convex Hull
  • Dates Excavated
  • Artifact Repository
  • Site Abstract


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.