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Are there any sites that gather together free datasets?

I am especially interested in published data relating to archeology.

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Thanks, those are helpful. –  flutillie Sep 22 '12 at 23:33
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Found this collection of links with some archaeological datasets. It's just for UK though.

Here's a teaser

ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA
Source – BAA, Oxford Archaeology and Wessex Archaeology.
Data – Archaeological data for Stansted and Heathrow Airports. Excavations by Framework Archaeology 1998 to 2004
Format – Various, including ESRI format.
Licence – Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 License (see website).
Cost – Free.
Comments –
Link - http://www.framearch.co.uk/stansted/index.html - Stansted Link - http://www.framearch.co.uk/t5/data-downloads/ - Heathrow T5

Here are some free archaeological datasets from the Swedish National Data Service. enter image description here


This one's from the La Milpa, Belize.

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The Stanford Library has some links on archaeology datasets, too.


http://gis.little-yeti.com/links.htm

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I have collected a list of free vectordata here: http://desktopmapping.blogspot.co.at/2012/06/diverse-vektordaten.html should be useful. although comments are in german

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a general site first...freegisdata.rtwilsom.com go to the country site of interest and find out if they have data.

next site Ancient world mapping center www.uncedu/awmc/

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