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3d-ceramics

3d models of archaeological ceramics.

3D-ORGAN

3D reconstruction of incomplete archaeological objects using a generative adversarial network (GAN).

A Mobile Data-Collection Workflow for Archaeologists

A list of tools and resource for data collection and processing in the field.

a-scientific-computing-environment-for-archaeology.txt

Scientific Computing Environment for archaeology: Installing R, Rstudio and other things on a lightweight Linux in a VirtualBox virtual machine

ABM tutorials

A collection of tutorial on agent-based modelling for archaeologists.

aca_data_collection

collection of archaeological data for training purposes.

ADMUR

Tools to directly model underlying population dynamics using chronological datasets (radiocarbon and other) with a variety of models, including Continuous Piecewise Linear (CPL) model framework, and model comparison framework using BIC. Package also calibrates 14C samples, and generates Summed Probability Distributions (SPD). CPL modelling directly estimates the most likely population trajectory given a dataset, using SPD simulation analysis to generate a Goodness-of-fit test for the best selected model.

aDRAC

The Archive des datations radiocarbones d’Afrique centrale (archive for radiocarbon datings from Central Africa, aDRAC) provides a catalogue of available radiocarbon dates from Central Africa. The data cover published radiocarbon dates and essential metadata for each date as well as available references.

adrsm

A tool designed to simulate the paired-end sequencing of a metagenomic community.

AIS

Archaeological Information System

Al2O3_AnalysisApp

Shiny app to analyse Al2O3:C measurements

allen-relations

Allen relations from Bayesian calibration: R function to compare two indefinite intervals produced by a Bayesian calibration using the Allen algebra.

allen.archaeology

Allen’s Interval Algebra for Archaeologists.

Alligator

A Web tool for converting CAs with dating information to relative time intervals as RDF.

analogue

Analogue and weighted averaging methods for palaeoecology.

Analysing-Archaeological-Radiocabon-Ages-Using-R

Practice some techniques for analysing archaeological radiocabon ages using R.

anatolia-bibliography-map

The goal of this project is to spatially locate bibliographic resources regarding the archaeology of Anatolia (modern Turkey). This takes the bibliography of archaeology to the next level by showing not only the topics and authors, but where the archaeological research is being done.

ancient-ceramic-kilns

GeoJSON files for ceramic kilns of the ancient world, no chronological/spatial boundaries

AncientMetagenomeDir

Repository containing lists of all published ancient metagenome samples (and related).

anfo

The ANFO ancient DNA mapper.

angsd

Program for analysing next generation sequencing data.

AntCaller

SNP calling and genotyping for damaged DNA.

anthropmmd

An R package for Smith’s Mean Measure of Divergence (MMD), with a graphical user interface, facilities for trait selection and graphical representations.

aoristAAR

A R package for the aoristic analysis of archaeological data.

aoristic

R package for aoristic analysis; the goal of aoristic is to make sense of temporally vague data.

archaeo-db-workshop

Information and guidelines for a workshop about managing archaeological databases

Archaeo-Term

Multilingual glossary designed to enhance access to archaeological data.

ArchaeoChron

Bayesian Modeling of Archaeological Chronologies.

archaeodiet

Pipeline for metagenomic identification and authentication of ancient dietary DNA from archaeological samples.

ArchaeoLines

The ArchaeoLines plugin displays any combination of declination arcs most relevant to archaeo- or ethnoastronomical studies.

Archaeological Ethics Database

Brings together sources on archaeological ethics in a single place for the use of students, researchers, and professional archaeologists.

archaeological-object-sharing

An online space for sharing data, 3d models, etc about archaeological objects to enable the comparison of these objects

archaeological-survey-location-collector

An app for use in archaeological field survey to collect high-accurate point locations, photographs, and other data.

archaeology

A directory of GitHub projects by OR for archaeologists.

archaeology-data-service

an app to collect data on archaeological objects.

archaeology-grand-challenges.r

Sketch of a look at the ‘grand challenges’ of Kintigh et al. 2014.

archaeology-object-data-collector-app

archaeology-object-data-collector-app

archaeology_on_wikipedia.R

How does wikipedia see archaeology?

ArchaeologyAdventure

A simple adventure game in Unity2D. Revolves around being an archaeologist exploring some ruin and digging up treasure/fossils

ArchaeoPhases

Tools for the post-processing of the Markov Chain simulated by any software used for the construction of archeological chronologies.

ArchaeoPhases

Post-Processing of the Markov Chain Simulated by ‘ChronoModel’, ‘Oxcal’ or ‘BCal’.

ArchAIDE

Tool for the automatic recognition of archaeological pottery.

archdata

The archdata package provides several types of data that are typically used in archaeological research

archeofrag

R package for the analysis of the fragmentation of archeological objects.

arches

Arches is a web platform for creating, managing, & visualizing geospatial data. Arches was inspired by the needs of the Cultural Heritage community, particularly the widespread need of organizations to build & manage cultural heritage inventories.

archiedb

A light-weight database application designed to standardize and simplify data entry of archaeological or historical artifacts

ArchJobCAD

Comprises three LISP-functions for repeated tasks in archaeological excavations. The aims are efficient work and a homogeneous structure for easy retrieval. This is achieved with standardised named layers for filtering and the extensive use of blocks with attributes including labels of features, finds and profiles. The detailed explanations are in German but the code includes German as well as English comments.

ArchJobCAD

Tasks for Excavations in AutoCAD

archSeries

Frequency time-series tools for archaeology.

archstopmo

An Archaeology Stop Motion Movie Festival!

archvocab

The ArchVocab ontologies by Leif Isaksen

ARCSCore

ARCSCore is a metadata standard for organizing and sharing digital versions of non-digital documents created during the course of an archaeological investigation

ARFloorPlanApp

Floor plan app using augmented reality.

ARIADNA

Machine Learning Method for Ancient DNA Variant Discovery.

ark-addons

This is a Django project to obtain statistical information from an ARK project. It is aimed to mine data from archaeological databases and create customizable visualizations, querying both text and geographical data.

ARK1

The ARK v1.1.2 Stable Release. ARK (The Archaeological Recording Kit) is a web-based ‘toolkit’ for the collection, storage and dissemination of archaeological data. It includes data-editing, data-creation, data-viewing and data-sharing tools, all of which are delivered using a web-based front-end.

Ark2

ARK (The Archaeological Recording Kit) 2.0 Development Repository. ARK (The Archaeological Recording Kit) is a web-based ‘toolkit’ for the collection, storage and dissemination of archaeological data. It includes data-editing, data-creation, data-viewing and data-sharing tools, all of which are delivered using a web-based front-end.

ArkGrid

A QGIS plugin for local site grids.

arkhe

A Collection of R S4 Classes that Represent Archaeological Data.

ArkMatrix

A tool for creating and manipulating Harris Matrices, part of the Archaeological Recording Kit ARK.

ArkScan

A simple gui app to simplify scanning single context plans.

ArkSpatial

A QGIS plugin to simplfy digitization of archaeological plans drawn using the Museum of London Single Context Recording methodology.

Arran

A benchmark dataset for automated detection of archaeological sites on LiDAR data.

arshm-release

Experimental mobile app demoing cultural heritage documentation tools in augmented reality. Supports capturing and annotating photos in 3D space. Proof-of-concept features in the app include image anchoring and surface drawing tools.

artefact-morpho.R

R code for converting B&W jpgs of artefact silhouettes to matrices and computing basic Elliptical Fourier statistics, including PCA and MANOVA.

Artifact_Class_Diversity

Estimates artifact class diversity in multiple geographic regions.

AtlantGIS

Faked GIS-Datasets, simulating an island in the Atlantic for educational purposes in using GIS in archaeology

atlas

A set of tools that cover all programs necessary to obtain variant calls, estimates of heterozygosity and more from a BAM file.

AuthentiCT

Estimate the proportion of present-day DNA contamination in ancient DNA datasets generated from single-stranded libraries.

babylonian-hours

A digital clock which computes your local time in ‘seasonal-hours’.

BAM

A tool for the geospatial analysis, literary network visualization, and plot mapping of ancient texts.

BasicMapping

Working with map data in R.

baydem

Bayesian tools for reconstructing past demography.

BayLum

An R package for chronological Bayesian models integrated for Optically Stimulated OSL, Luminescence Dating

Bchron

Radiocarbon Dating, Age-Depth Modelling, Relative Sea Level Rate Estimation, and Non-Parametric Phase Modelling

benmarwickDY-XYZ-data-on-an-irregular-grid-to-an-interpolated-raster.r

Plotting remote sensing data, especially how to go from XYZ data on an irregular grid to an interpolated raster

benmarwickopencontext.r

Experimenting with the opencontext.org API using R

binford

Datasets used in Binford’s 2001 book “Constructing Frames of Reference: An Analytical Method for Archaeological Theory Building Using Ethnographic and Environmental Data Sets

Binomial-Co-occurrence-Assessment

R script that implements a means for statistically assessing the degree of co-occurrence between classes within a dataset.

bioanth

An R package that provides datasets useful for biological and forensic anthropology.

bleiglas

An R package that provides functions for 3D tessellation with Voro++ and subsequent horizontal cutting of the resulting polygons for 2D plotting. It was developed for archaeological spatiotemporal data, but may as well be used for other three dimensional contexts.

Bonify

Access and visualize 3D models of faunal remains.

Bootstrap-Correspondence-Analysis

R-script for conducting and evaluating bootstrapped correspondence analyses.

Brainerd-Robinson-Similarity-Coefficient-and-Sampling-Error-Assessment

Script for calculating Brainerd-Robinson coefficients based on tabular count or percent data. This script also estimates the probability that a given difference between two samples is the product of sampling error.

c14

R package for tidy radiocarbon data.

c14-laboratory-code

List of all past and present radiocarbon laboratory codes known to have been used in published references.

c14bazAAR

R package to query different openly accessible radiocarbon date databases, allowing for basic data cleaning, calibration and merging

ca

R Script for Seriation Using Correspondence Analysis.

caa2019_halfway_house

This poster presents an approach that helps archaeological projects maintain an authoritative database, while retaining the flexibility and accessibility needed for ongoing research with multiple collaborators, by implementing a server-client architecture to maintain a single, consistent research database.

caddonet

Peer reviewed and indexed articles published on Caddo archaeology since 2000.

CAinterprTools

R package to help interpreting Correspondence Analysis' results.

calibrator

Small command line tool for 14C calibration.

CalPal-Database

CalPal 14C-Database created by Bernhard Weninger (Universität zu Köln) as part of the CalPal software package. This repository serves as an interface to access the data more easily.

carbon14

The goal of carbon14 is to provide a tidy interface to radiocarbon dating, to promote its inclusion in reproducible manuscripts

caribbean-14C

A compilation of anthropogenic radiocarbon dates for the Caribbean region.

CAseriation

R Package for contingency tables seriation via Correspondence Analysis.

cawd

An R package that collects together data for the ancient world

cca

Colossal Cave Adventure digital palaeography and epigraphy project.

CeraMatch

Visual shape-matching of ceramics profiles.

ceramic-computation

R scripts for digitizing, processing, analyzing, and comparing archaeological ceramic 2d profile drawings, photographs, and other data.

Ceramic-Frequency-Date-Plot

This R script produces a exploratory visual for assessing site date ranges originally suggested to me by Wesley Bernardini Redlands University

Ceramic_Dashboard

Dashboard showing ceramic EDA and interaction network construction in the Late Prehistoric Central Illinois River Valley.

CeramicApportioning

A method for chronological apportioning of ceramic assemblages that considers site occupation dates, ceramic production dates, and popularity distribution curves.

CharTool

CharTool is a macro tool for quantifying charcoal particles for paleoecological research applications.

cherish

Cherish is a tool that aids archaeologists and designers to represent historical, urban and archaeological structures and sites in 3D by means of image manipulation and sketching. Combine disparate data types such as photographs, illustrations, diagrams, text annotations, point cloud representation, etc, into a comprehensive 3D space, to make 3D sense of the data.

cherish-installer

Installer files for Cherish software.

chrono_spatial_modelling

This is an example implementation of chrono-spatial modelling of settlement activities.

chronomodel

Chronological Modelling of Archaeological Data using Bayesian Statistics.

Chronophage

Applications for obtaining chronograms (quantified chronology diagrams) and time distribution curves of archaeological or historical units from quantified dating indicators treated as inaccuracy intervals.

Classical and ancient Linked Open Data

A list of linked open data repositories relating to classics and ancient history.

cleanc14

Provides some utility functions for cleaning radiocarbon data in R.

CloudCal

This app will allow you to build & apply calibrations for the Tracer & Artax series of XRF devices

cltk

A Python library offering natural language processing (NLP) for pre-modern languages.

clustering_14C

A python implementation of the method of clustering radiocarbon dates in order to determine whether they represent separate events, or phases in time

coenocliner

An R package to simulate species occurences and abundances counts, along gradient.

Consensify

Consensify method for error reduction in ancient DNA pseudohaploidisation.

ContamLD

Software designed to estimate autosomal contamination in ancient DNA samples.

coproID

CoproID helps you to identify the “true maker” of Illumina sequenced Coprolites/Paleofaeces by checking the microbiome composition and the endogenous DNA.

Crop_Origins_Phylo

Repository of Crop Origins database and Phylo Food phylogeny.

Crossbones

Crossbones autogenerates 3D schematic skeletons, making rapid surveying and visualisation of dense skeletal assemblages a snap.

crp2a

Dose Rate Estimation from In-Situ Gamma-Ray Spectrometry Measurements for Luminescence Dating

cTransmission

An Approximate Bayesian Computation Framework for inferring patterns of cultural transmission from frequency data.

ctv-archaeology

This CRAN Task View contains a list of packages useful for scientific work in Archaeology.

CuneiPainter

An App to recognize cuneiform characters on your Android phone.

cuperdec

R package to generate ‘Cumulative Percent Decay’ curves, with optional filtering functions, for microbial taxonomic profiles.

DamageProfiler

A Java based tool to determine damage patterns on ancient DNA as a replacement for mapDamage.

DamMet

A full probabilistic model for mapping ancient methylomes.

DATES

Method for dating admixture in ancient DNA specimens.

datplot

Converting date ranges into dating ‘steps’ eases the visualization of changes in e.g. pottery consumption, style and other variables over time. This package provides tools to process and prepare data for visualization.

Day of Archaeology Archive

Archive of content shared during the annual Day of Archaeology from 2011-2017.

dayofarchaeology

A Distant Reading of the Day of Archaeology

dayofarchaeology

export of posts from dayofarchaeology.com

dedalo

Dedalo is a knowledge management system for Cultural Heritage (tangible and intangible), Natural Heritage and Oral History/Memory.

demjanp

Radiocarbon Dating Resolution Calculator.

dice

Joint estimate of demography and contamination for nuclear ancient DNA.

Digital Encyclopedia of Archaeologists

A webpage containing brief biographical information about some iconic archaeologists.

dimensio

Simple Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and Correspondence Analysis (CA) based on the Singular Value Decomposition (SVD). This package provides S4 classes and methods to compute, extract, summarize and visualize results of multivariate data analysis. It also includes methods for partial bootstrap validation.

disastermap

Proof of concept map for disaster response and archaeology

distantia

R package to compute dissimilarity between multivariate time series.

DIYFieldworkDatabase

Documenting and sharing my ad-hoc fieldwork database setup

DObsiSS

The Database of Obsidian Sourcing Studies

DRAC-calculator

DRAC is a Dose Rate and Age Calculator which has been designed to calculate environmental dose rates (_) and ages for trapped charge dating applications

DroneSurveyPlanner

This is a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet designed to help you plan an aerial drone mapping survey mission.

E5

E5 is a generalized data entry program intended for archaeologists that works with a configuration file where the data entry fields are defined

eager

A fully reproducible and state-of-the-art ancient DNA analysis pipeline.

EAGER-CLI

A fully reproducible and state-of-the-art ancient DNA analysis pipeline.

EAGER-GUI

A fully reproducible and state-of-the-art ancient DNA analysis pipeline.

ede_interpolation

A QGIS 3 plugin for spatio-temporal interpolation of archaeological settlement evidence.

ElementSourcing

Source archaeological artifacts using elemental composition.

elemSource

R Package for sourcing elements.

epiPALEOMIX

A fast, accurate, and automatic pipeline for generating nucleosome and methylation maps from high throughput sequencing data underlying ancient samples.

era

R package for year-based time scales

ethnobotanyR

R package for calculating quantitative ethnobotany indices.

evoarchdata

Datasets from studies of cultural evolution in Archaeology

Explographe

Application (in LibreOffice Calc) for serializing a graphic matrix from counting tables. The application makes it possible to obtain either a serograph or a graph of the PVI matrograph type (visualization of the differences in independence from the percentages of independence values) which does not favor the vision of the variables over that of the lines and more suitable for non-chronological treatments.

expotime

What is the correlation between the exposure time of your photographs and the time of the day?

fastmaRching

An R implementation of the Fast Marching Method (FMM), first developed by Sethian (1996), with the modifications of Silva and Steele (2012, 2014). Also included is a spatial wrapper function that makes it easier to model dispersal scenarios in geospatial domains, as originally envisaged for the study and simulation of prehistoric dispersals

Fiche Stratigraphique Numérique (FSN)

Fiche Stratigraphique Numerique (FSN) is an application project for field recording and management of archaeological operations data.

field-photographs

Android apps for archaeology that enable photography during field work.

fieldwalkr

Spatial Sampling and Survey Simulation Tools.

findPeaks

A simple algorithm to find local maxima/minima in sequential data.

FISH Vocabularies

A suite of terminologies developed for indexing cultural heritage.

Fix-exif-artist

Fix the Exif.Image.Artist tag based on user input depending from the camera model. Useful if you have a bunch of photographs from different people all mixed up.

folio

Datasets for teaching quantitative approaches and modeling in archaeology and paleontology. This package provides several types of data related to broad topics (cultural evolution, radiocarbon dating, paleoenvironments, etc.), which can be used to illustrate statistical methods in the classroom (multivariate data analysis, compositional data analysis, diversity measurement, etc.).

Ford-Diagram

This R Function creates a simple Ford diagram for archaeological seriation with error bars determined based on sample size were count data are given

frontiers-palaeo-additive-modelling

Modelling and feature detection in palaeoenvironmental time series using additive models.

FuzzyViewshed

ArcGIS toolbox for fuzzy viewshed calculation.

gargammel

A set of programs aimed at simulating ancient DNA fragments. For ancient hominin samples our program can also simulate various levels of present-day human contamination and microbial contamination.

GCD

Global Charcoal Database

GeoChronR

An integrated framework that allows scientists to generate state-of-the-art age models for their records, create time-uncertain ensembles of their data, analyze those ensembles with a number of commonly-used techniques, and visualize their results in an intuitive way.

geoCore

Constructs a graphical representation of petrographic drilling profiles.

ggvegan

ggplot-based plots for vegan.

GigaMesh

A modular software for display, editing and visualization of 3D-data typically acquired with structured light scanning (SLS) or structure from motion (SfM).

GIS-Projects

GIS Projects for teaching and learning about Computational Archaeology

Git-to-the-Point

An open call to edit and revise current typological assignments and attributes associated with diagnostic artifacts found across the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (NFGT).

gitMuseum

A repository listing Museums active on GitHub, written in Rstats.

GmAMisc

A collection of functions that built in different points in time. The functions' aim spans from univariate outlier detection, to permutation t test, permutation chi-square test, calculation of Brainerd-Robinson similarity coefficient, validation of logistic regression models, point pattern analysis, and more.

gods_on_the_barge

Inspired by the research project of historiography of ancient Graeco-Roman religions, the main goal is to spread a selected cult successfully across the ancient Mediterranean

gorbit

Making the freely available and excellent Orbis data just a little bit more easy to use.

grainsizeR

This package contains all the tools necessary to extract grain sizes from images, digitally sieve grain size measurements, and gather descriptive statistics on sieved data.

grass-arch

A LaTeX textbook devoted to explain how archaeologists can work with GRASS GIS

hammurabi-markov

Simple VueJS page generating fake laws of Hammurabi.

hapROH

Software to call ROH from ancient and present-day DNA using reference haplotypes.

harris-matrix

Harris Matrix Visualization for the web using D3 + KLayJS-D3.

harris-matrix

Write Graphviz dot files for archaeological sequence diagrams and Bayesian chronological models.

harris-matrix-data-package

A Data Package specification for archaeological stratigraphy data following the Harris Matrix convention.

Harris-matrix-legacy

Create a Harris Matrix from archaeological stratigraphy data using Python and Graphviz.

harris2graph

harris2graph is a script to help migrate data from the LST file format used by the BASP Harris, Stratify and ArchEd packages into modern graph file formats.

heurist

A web-based data management infrastructure that allows researchers to design, create, manage, analyse and publish their own richly-structured database(s) through a simple web interface, without the need for programmers or consultants.

historical-geocoding-assistant

Tool for assisted geocoding of historical datasets (something between a manual table editing and automated geocoding script)

HOPS

A pipeline which focuses on screening MALT data for the presence of a user-specified list of target species.

HumanOS

A mobile application for the intuitive recording of human bones from archaeological sites.

iconr

Set of formal methods for studying archaeological iconographic datasets (rock-art, pottery decoration, stelae, etc.) using network and spatial analysis.

iDAI.field

The German Archaeological Institute’s (DAI) new take on a field research documentation system. Combining features of GIS, photo management, and database management systems in a unique and integrating manner, it aims at facilitating archaeological workflows by reducing the overhead of using multiple systems. Developed in-house by the DAI’s information technology department, it targets primarily the needs of the institute’s excavations, older ones as well as those to come. Yet, due to the nature of its adjustable data model and the fact it is open source software, any interested third party is free to reuse and adjust it to their needs.

idaifieldR

The goal of idaifieldR is to flexibly get data from the idaifield database into R.

inclusions

Shortcodes to describe inclusions in ceramic bodies.

input

Makes surveying geospatial data easy by designing your survey project in QGIS with custom forms.

IOSACal

IOSACal is an open source tool for radiocarbon calibration

Iraq_mortar

Enables the creation of a high quality 3D model of an archaeological artefact via process known as photo-masking.

Isaac's List of FOSS tools for academics... and what to use them for!

An annotated list of open source tools for academics.

ishtar

Ishtar is a database project for managing archaeological data and documentation from archaeological operations, that prioritizes maximum traceability of the information. Designed to enable inter-database communication, the Ishtar project aims rather to a distributed information model than a centralized one: communication between the databases is favored.

italy-3d-amphitheaters

3D amphitheatres.

kairos

Analysis of Chronological Patterns from Archaeological Count Data.

khroma

Colour Schemes for Archaeological Data Visualization

Kmeans

Script for conducting K-means cluster analysis using R. This script provides output designed to help the user select an appropriate cluster solution.

kotyle

Calculate the capacity of a ceramic vessel, like an amphora.

LA_ICP_MS-Routines_FMNH

Routines to read and analyze LA-ICP-MS data from the Field Museum’s Elemental Analysis Facility

Le Stratifiant

Application for creating stratigraphic diagrams and checking the consistency of the chronostratigraphic recording.

leastcostpath

Provides the functionality to calculate Least Cost Paths (LCPs) which are often, but not exclusively, used in archaeological research. This package can be used to apply multiple cost functions when approximating the difficulty of moving across a landscape, as well as taking into account traversing across slope and other costs such as landscape features. This package also provides functionality to validate the accuracy of the computed LCP relative to another path.

lecAAR

Tool for calculating the largest empty circles and estimation of archaeological sites theoretically to be expected in region of interest, an implementation of the method published by Andreas Zimmermann and Karl Peter Wendt (2003).

leeHom

Bayesian reconstruction of ancient DNA fragments.

levant-zooarch

Table of faunal analyses from archaeological sites in the Levant.

LISA

Moran’s I and Getis-Ord G* Analysis.

lithic3dslicer

.obj slicing for lithic 3d morphometrics.

Lithics3D

An R package for processing and analyzing 3D scans of archaeological lithics.

Luminescence

Development version of the R package ‘Luminescence’. The R package ‘Luminescence’ by the R-Luminescence Group provides a collection of various R functions for luminescence dating data analysis.

LumReader

R package to simulate a Luminescence Reader

maacgis

Climate Response and Virginia Archaeology: Maps from Different Points of View

MADAM

Two-level de novo assembly strategy for ancient bacterial genomes.

magAAR

Analyse geomagnetic data from archaeological context

MALT

A sequence alignment and analysis tool designedfor processing high-throughput sequencing data, especially in the context of metagenomics.

Map Files

This page presents an ever growing collection of resources for digital mapping.

map-of-Ancient-Egypt

Known pyramids of Ancient Egypt using python + OpenStreetMap.

mapDamage

Tracking and quantifying damage patterns in ancient DNA sequences.

mapping-iterative-assembler

Consensus calling (or “reference assisted assembly”), chiefly of ancient mitochondria.

MAX

An online tool for the comparative analysis of museum databases.

maximum-likelihood-relatedness-estimation

Infer biological relatedness from low coverage 2nd generation sequencing data.

Mean-Ceramic-Date-and-Error-Estimation

Script for calculating mean ceramic dates based on tabular data. This script also estimates sampling error using a bootstrapping procedure.

measure3d

A simple qgis plugin that measures the 3d distance between two selected points.

meshlab

These tools are meant to help you render orthographic views of 3D models for archaeological publication by simplifying, segmenting, cleaning and rendering 3D meshes.

metabit

An integrative and automated metagenomic pipeline for analysing microbial profiles from high-throughput sequencing shotgun data.

mhbil

Code repository of the book by Oliver Nakoinz and Daniel Knitter “Modelling Human Behaviour in Landscapes – Basic concepts and modelling elements”.

missing

You have a sequence of numbered items and want to check if any are missing.

mortAAR

Analysis of Archaeological Mortality Data.

mpvecost

Provides the facility to calculate non-isotropic accumulated cost surface and least-cost paths using a number of human-movement-related cost functions that can be selected by the user. It just requires a Digital Terrain Model, a start location and (optionally) destination locations.

MtreeRing

A tool for automatically measuring tree-ring width using image processing techniques.

mudata

The mudata2 package provides tools to read, write, and document multi-parameter spatiotemporal data.

MultiVCFAnalyzer

A SNP filtering and SNP alignment generation tool, designed around (but not limited to) low coverage ancient DNA data.

munsell

Provides easy access to, and manipulation of, the Munsell colours

munsell-plot.R

Make a stratigraphic-style plot-schematic of sediment colour using munsell values

murature

This Python library was written as an help for the study of stone walls, mainly through the quantitative analysis of spatial dimensions of stones.

NAA analytical dashboard

Analytical Dashboard for conducting various analysis to group and assess groupings for Neutron Activation Analytical chemical compositional data

neiman1995

R Shiny Document - Visualizing model functions in Neimans ‘Stylistic variation in evolutionary perspective’ with an interactive document.

neolithicR

Shiny app to search and filter radiocarbon dates from various source databases, based on the R package c14bazAAR.

neotoma

Programmatic R interface to the Neotoma Paleoecological Database

NERD

Dataset of 10,647 radiocarbon dates from the Near East from the Late Pleistocene until the Late Holocene (ca. 14 - 2 kya BP).

nervia

Management system for physical storage of archaeological finds

nexus

Sourcing Archaeological Materials by Chemical Composition.

nimbleCarbon

The nimbleCarbon package provides utility functions and bespoke probability distributions for the Bayesian analyses of radiocarbon dates using the NIMBLE framework. The package is particularly dedicated to demographic inferences based on changing frequencies of radiocarbon dates.

nonekXML

Exchange data format (XML) for NoNeK (Nordmitteleuropäische Neolithische Keramik).

NRHP_Metadata_Scheme

Metadata scheme for National Register of Historic Places, transcribed from the National Park Service NPS Bulletin 16

ODATE

An introduction to the issues, methods, and techniques of digital archaeology, integrated with working code and virtual computing environments or ‘notebooks’ written in Python or R.

ODK-forms-archaeology

Forms for the Open Data Kit mobile data collection app.

ODKArchForms

Open Data Kit forms and conversion scripts used in archaeology. Including New Mexico LA Forms, photologs, etc

Open Access Archaeology

OpenAccessArchaeology.org is dedicated to helping people discover and use Open Access resources in the field of Archaeology.

Open Context Python Code Repository

This project represents the current evolution of Open Context. It’s intended to be an easier to maintain code-base, and to make the data published by Open Context easier to maintain.

open-archaeo

A list of open source archaeological software and resources.

OpenArchaeology.net

Open Archaeology hosts a number of sub-projects that while functional at a component level are intended to interoperate creating a complete AIS (Archaeological Information System), including the components necessary to manage the organisation carrying out the archaeology.

OpenAtlas

An open source, web based database system for complex archaeological, historical and geospatial data.

opencontext

An R API client for the Open Context archaeological data repository.

osl_calibration.r

osl_calibration

osteoGIS

Plot data on skeletal templates quickly

outlineR

An R package to derive outline shapes from (multiple) artefacts on JPEG images.

outliner

A simple app for tracing outlines of an irregular shape and exporting the coordinates of the outline.

oxcAAR

A collection of functions that can be used to execute OxCal from within R.

paleocar

An R package implementing functions to perform spatio-temporal paleoclimate reconstruction from tree-rings using the CAR (Correlation Adjusted corRelation) approach of Zuber and Strimmer.

paleocore

Towards a data standard for paleoanthropology

paleocoreR

R package for interacting with the Paleocore API

paleofire

An R package to analyse sedimentary charcoal records from the Global Charcoal Database to reconstruct past biomass burning

paleomix

Pipelines and tools for the processing of ancient and modern High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) data.

PaleoView

A visualization tool for paleoclimatic modeling data.

paleoxrf

The goal of paleoxrf is to simplify reading data from Acadia’s paleoenvironmental X-Ray Fluorescence laboratory

pathAAR

R Package to reconstruct paths using archaeological monuments, model parameters of infrastructure and evaluate those parameters, model parameters of infrastructure and evaluate those parameters.

pathPhynder

A workflow for integrating ancient lineages into present-day phylogenies.

pe-dictionary

Proto-Elamite sign list.

photogrammetry-data-collection

Photogrammetry tutorial.

photogrammetry-object-scannner

Created for the very-specific purpose of communicating via android with a raspberry pi running a scanner.

photogrammetry_datasets

This is a collection of datasets for photogrammetry.

pileupcaller

Sample alleles from low coverage sequence data.

piwigo-3dhop

Piwigo plugin for viewing 3D models using 3DHOP.

PLC

Pure Locational Clustering.

PMDtools

Compute postmortem damage patterns and decontaminate ancient genomes.

PointPattern

Point Pattern Analysis.

pollen_data_processing

some tools in respect to pollen data processing.

poseidon-framework

Poseidon is a framework that seeks to provide standardized ways to store and share archaeogenetic, and perhaps more broadly, molecular archaeological datasets.

postAAR

An automated process to detect buildings within large sets of postholes in multi-occupational sites, similar to the obsolete Windows-software “posthole” by Irwin Scollar.

postAAR-python

Python implementation of postAAR.

Potential datasets for PhD projects

A Google Doc with different archaeological and anthropological datasets and resources for students who need to make changes to their project due to COVID-19

pred_map_tut

A tutorial for (archaeological) predictive mapping using r

predictSource

A package to analyze data used to determine whether samples from multiple sources can be separated, to predict the sources of samples from unknown sources, and to evaluation the validity of those predictions. Sample data can include both quantitative and qualitative data. The package includes functions for creating an analysis file from multiple files and exploratory data analysis, as well as multivariate statistical methods to determine source separation, predict sources of unknown samples, and evaluate the validity of the predictions (principal components, classification trees, and random forests).

profileAAR

python qgis plugin of recexcavAAR’s archprofile

pyArchInit

A python plugin for QGIS aimed at managing data from archaeological contexts on the GIS platform

PyXRF

PyXRF is a python-based sophisticated fluorescence analysis package for fitting and visualizing X-ray fluorescence data

QField

A simplified touch optimized interface for QGIS.

QGIS-scripts

Some scripts that could be useful for QGIS users.

QGIS-topographic-networks

Models relationships between elements in a terrain model, connecting pixels according to their height difference.

QGIS-visibility-analysis

Calculates visible surface from a given observer point over a digital elevation model. The plugin is intended for more complex modelling, such as the depth below the visible horizon or generation of intervisibilty networks between groups of points. It is particularly performant for multiple viewshed calculations form a set of fixed points.

qrcode-storage

Scripts to create QR-Code images for storage boxes. Each box has an associated web page describing its content, and the QR-Code serves as a short-link from the physical object to the web page.

quantAAR

R Library for Quantitative Analysis in Archaeology.

QuARI

A database interface designed to facilitate the irregular, iterative, and non-linear workflows that are commonly employed in lithic analysis.

R-Scripts

This contains a set of data about human mobility, subsistance, population, and environmental productivity derived from the Standard Cross Cultural Sample

racisminarchy

Contains data and R code for our article on computational text analysis of racism in archaeology.

radiocarbon-scrapers

Scrapers for public radiocarbon databases

radon

Backend for one of the largest 14C-Database online.

ramphs

Roman amphitheater data as R package

rapanui-radiocarbon

A repository of radiocarbon data for Rapa Nui.

Rcarb

The R package ‘RCarb’ provides a collection of various R functions to model dose rates in carbonate-rich samples. The package is a translation of the ‘MATLAB’ program Carb by Roger P. Nathan

rcarbon

Methods for calibrating and analysing radiocarbon dates

rdss

An R package to facilitate the use of Murail et al.’s (1999) approach of sex estimation in past populations.

READ

A method to infer the degree of relationship (up to second degree, i.e. nephew/niece-uncle/aunt, grandparent-grandchild or half-siblings) for a pair of low-coverage individuals.

recexcavAAR

R package for 3D reconstruction of archaeological excavations.

rekrei

Platform for crowdsourcing the digital recreation of lost heritage

RGPR

RGPR is a free and open-source software package to read, export, analyse, process and visualise ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data

rintchron

rintchron provides an R interface to IntChron, an indexing service and exchange format for chronological data such as radiocarbon dates.

RLumModel

Solving Ordinary Differential Equations to Understand Luminescence

roman-amphitheaters

A dataset of Roman amphitheaters.

roman-amphitheaters

A dataset and discussion relating to Roman amphitheaters

roman-empire

Map of the Roman Empire made with vector tiles

roman-maps

These are geojson files relevant to Roman history. Initially they are all derived from the Ancient World Mapping Center’s set of CC-BY-NC licensed shapefiles.

Roman-material-database-info

An interactive database of construction materials used in antiquity meant to enable creation of 3D and virtual reality (VR) models of historic structures.

RoomAccum

Room Accumulation Simulation ro estimate archaeological population growth rates.

rorbium

Orbis data as an R package

Roundup of Resources on Ancient Geography

Included in the following list are links to digital project dealing with geography and the ancient world.

rpaleoclim

R interface for open paleoclimate data.

rppsfs

Roman Peasant Project Small Finds Ontology

rtefact

Brings together a range of methods for analysing the time series, shapes and other properties of archaeological artefacts.

rti

Series of common tols used by most Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) projects, plus some custom programs to help with the workflow from the camera to the output.

RTIBuilder

A software interface to a set of tools that process your captured image set to produce the final RTI files. The RTIBuilder download includes the Hemispherical Harmonics (HSH) fitter to create .rti files.

RTIViewer

Enables you to view and explore Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) files at very high resolution (Polynomial Texture Maps, Hemispherical Harmonics Map, and Multiview RTI). You can view image files stored on your local file system, and remote files through HTTP.

rxylib

R package: wrapper for the C+library xylib

schmutzi

Maximum a posteriori estimate of contamination for ancient samples.

scikit-beam

Data analysis tools for X-Ray, Neutron and Electron sciences

sdsanalysis

dsanalysis is the backbone of the sdsbrowser webapp, and can be employed to analyse SDS stone artefact data in R.

sdsbrowser

sdsbrowser is an R Shiny WebApp developed to make the available SDS datasets (following the Systematic and Digital Documentation of Stone Artefacts recording system) more accessible. It is designed to give you a quick overview on the spatial and temporal scope of sites previously analysed with SDS and the distribution of artefacts within these sites.

senscape

A toolbox for modelling human perception of topography for QGIS, based on QGIS viewshed module.

Seriation

Algorithms, implementations, manuscripts, and test cases for iterative deterministic frequency seriation done by agglomeration.

seriation

R package that provides the infrastructure for ordering objects with an implementation of several seriation/sequencing/ordination techniques to reorder matrices, dissimilarity matrices, and dendrograms (see below for a full list). Also provides (optimally) reordered heatmaps, color images and clustering visualizations like dissimilarity plots, and visual assessment of cluster tendency plots (VAT and iVAT).

Seriographe EPPM

The EPPM serograph is a graphical tool for chronological serialization of archaeological furniture counting tables.

Sex.DetERRmine

Calculate the relative coverage of X and Y chromosomes, and their associated error bars, from the depth of coverage at specified SNPs.

shapAAR

This is an R package for the extraction, analysis and classification of (not only) archaeological objects derived from scanned images. Especially it aims at the analysis of the shapes/profiles of eg. ceramic vessels or arrow heads.

shiny_DRAC

graphical interface for DRAC

shiny_Tldating

Shiny app for TL dating

shkrdata

Package for downloading and preparing shkr data for archaeological analysis

signboardr

Extract text from archaeological photos containing a sign board and tag as metadata.

simple-browser-gis-collector

Mobile-oriented browser based application that could be used for data collection.

sindwem

This R package contains exactly one function, that calculates the “sum of individual weighted means” according to a methodology that is quite common among archaeologists and was first published in 1988 by Elisabeth Fentress and Philip Perkins.

sipontomedievale

This repo contains the code for an interactive website created to illustrate historical background, findings and data of the Siponto excavation site (Manfredonia, Italy)

sitedefinition

The goal of sitedefinition is to see how feature densities might be used for site definition.

skyscapeR

An R package for data reduction, visualization and analysis in skyscape archaeology, archaeoastronomy and cultural astronomy.

snpAD

Implements an iterative method to jointly estimate error rates and genotypes frequencies from the data.

soiltexture

The Soil Texture Wizard is a set of R functions designed to produce texture triangles (also called texture plots, texture diagrams, texture ternary plots), classify and transform soil textures data

sparch

A set of extra utilities that extend the functionlaity provided by core packages for spatial data management and analysis in R.

SPARSE

Indexes >100,000 reference genomes in public databases in to hierarchical clusters and uses it to predict origins of metagenomic reads.

SPARTAAS

Statistical pattern recognition and dating using archaeological artefacts assemblages.

statuAAR

Estimation of human stature from long bone measurements according to several well established estimation formula.

Stratibase

Stratibase is a minimal field recording database application (currently in FileMaker FP7 format software), aimed at the simplest structure possible to perform the basic functions of a stratigraphic recording.

stratigraphr

R package for archaeological stratigraphy and chronological sequences.

strativerse

A collection of time-stratigraphic publications.

survey2gis

A little tool for processing survey data, such as produced by a GPS or total station, and export it as topologically cleaned data fit for use in GIS.

svg-pottery

A set of best practices, how-tos and implementations for publishing pottery drawings on the Web

swapdata

A collection of archaeological datasets and tools related to the prehistory of Southwest Asia.

synthkat

Synthetic Categories for Archaeological Vessel Comparison.

Sériation de matrice en présence/absence

Excel file containing macro commands making it possible to transform a 1/0 table (presence / absence) into a graphic matrix treated by matrix permutations; it is possible to take into account the uncertain presence of a character. The instructions for use are contained in the file.

tabula

Analysis, Seriation and Visualization of Archaeological Count Data.

Tachy2GIS

Enables you to create geometries directly from tachymeter input while at the same time adding vertices manually.

Tachy2GIS_arch

QGIS plugin for documentation of archaeological features using Tachy2GIS.

tapas

Evaluate the effectiveness of any short read mapper and its parameters using artificially generated reads.

tavo-a27

Ancient animal occurrence data from Uerpmann 1987, The Ancient Distribution of Ungulate Mammals in the Middle East, TAVO A27.

tdar

R package that allows programmatic access to the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR), a service of Digital Antiquity.

teaching-rome

A collection of texts, 3d models, and maybe other resources useful for teaching about the Roman Empire.

tfqar

Tools for Quantitative Archaeology - in R.

THANADOS

An open source, web application for the presentation of archaeological data especially for burial studies.

The ABM in Archaeology Bibliography

A selected yet comprehensive list of literature and resources on Agent Based Models (ABM) in Archaeology.

The AWOL Index

This publication systematically describes ancient-world information resources on the world-wide web. The bibliographic data presented herein has been programmatically extracted from the content of AWOL - The Ancient World Online (ISSN 2156-2253) and formatted in accordance with a structured data model.

The Southwestern Taphonomic Protocol

A set of analyses to control for variable taphonomic impacts on archaeological faunal datasets.

tidypaleo

This package simplifies a few workflows when working with multi-proxy paleo-archive data

tipom

TIPOM is based on a methodology that was developed in the 1960s by Bernardino Bagolini. The basic idea is to use the three simple dimensions of length, width and thickness of each lithic artefact to classify them in discrete groups and infer their function.

Tldating

R package for TL dating

Tools for Quantitative Archaeology

Keith KintighTools for Quantitative Archaeology TFQA, is a package of more than 45 PC programs developed to satisfy several unusual analytical needs of archaeologists.

TOPAS

A toolkit for efficient manipulation of sequence data in various ways.

tosca

Tool for Online Seriation and Correspondence Analysis.

total-station-manuals

Manuals for total stations

totalopenstation

Total Open Station downloads and exports survey data from your total station

totalstation-tools

Tools to use and manipulate total station data

TRANSIT

GIS toolbox for estimating the duration of ancient sail-powered navigation.

trenchdrawer

Plugin for drawing trenches.

tridas

TRiDaS is a universal data exchange standard for the dendrochronology community. This project contains the data standard itself as well as libraries and tools useful for reading, writing and converting dendro data files.

tweet-edits-to-archaeology-articles.R

Using R with wikipedia for various things

UnconstrainedClustering

Unconstrained Clustering.

unstruwwel

Detect and Parse Historic Dates in R.

vegan

R package for community ecologists: popular ordination methods, ecological null models & diversity analysis.

vegan3d

Dynamic and static 3D plotting for vegan.

Vessel-Measuring-Tool

Digitize archeological drawings of vessels in order to calculate their capacity and weight.

vitutr

A page for video tutorials on R, specifically for archaeology

xraylib

xraylib is a library containing over 40 functions to be used to retrieve data from some of the most respected databases of physical data in the field of X-ray

xrf

The goal of xrf is to provide tools to read, plot, and interpret X-Ray fluorescence spectra

xylib

ylib is a portable library for reading files with x-y data from powder diffraction, spectroscopy, or other experimental methods

yada

yada, which stands for Yet Another Demographic Analysis package, supports a variety of demographic tasks, with most applications drawn from forensic anthroplogy and archaeology.

zooaRch

The zooaRch package provides analytical tools to make inferences on zooarchaeological data.

zooaRchGUI

The zooaRchGUI package provides a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to analytical tools for zooarchaeological data in the R package.

zoolog

Manipulate log-ratios (also known as log size index (LSI) values) from measurements obtained on zooarchaeological material.