Lists and datasets

3D libraries of ships

A 3D library of ancient (classical era) ships.


3d models of archaeological ceramics.

A bibliography of public archaeology and archaeological heritage management in the Mediterranean

A collection of references about public archaeology and archaeological heritage management in/from the Mediterranean.

ABC of Archaeobotanical Open Science

A list of terms related to open archaeobotanical science.

ABM tutorials

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


collection of archaeological data for training purposes.


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.


Dataset of 4,010 radiocarbon dates from Italy from Late Mesolithic until Late Antiquity.


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


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

Archaeological Ethics Database

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


A directory of GitHub projects by OR for archaeologists.


Machine learning techniques for archaeology.

archeoViz Portal

An R Shiny application to gather and map datasets visualised using the archeoViz application


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


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

Bibliographic Database of African Scholarship on African Archaeology

An open-access database of African archaeology publications by African and Afrodescendant scholars.


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


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


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.


A compilation of anthropogenic radiocarbon dates for the Caribbean region.

Classical and ancient Linked Open Data

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

Corallium Fabrica

Set of 3D models of coral skeletons, which may be used as a reference collection.


Repository of Crop Origins database and Phylo Food phylogeny.


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

Day of Archaeology Archive

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


export of posts from

Various legacy archaeology datasets for use as practical pedagogical case studies.

Digital Encyclopedia of Archaeologists

A webpage containing brief biographical information about some iconic archaeologists.


The Database of Obsidian Sourcing Studies


Datasets from studies of cultural evolution in Archaeology


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.).


Datasets for Teaching Archaeology and Palaeontology.


Global Charcoal Database


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).


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


Facilitates the reconstruction of raw material provenances with lead isotopes.


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


An indexing service for chronological information. Information can be viewed as webpages or downloaded as data files in different formats.

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

An annotated list of open source tools for academics.


Open access and collaborative isotope database for bioarcheological samples.


Resources relevant to visualisation of isotopic results


3D amphitheatres.


Table of faunal analyses from archaeological sites in the Levant.


Known pyramids of Ancient Egypt using python + OpenStreetMap.


Simple web app that helps to bulk follow archaeologists on the FOSS microblogging service Mastodon.

Material Sources for Early Islam and Late Antique Near East

A list of resources and materials for research on the history of Early Islam and the Late Antique Near East.


The modular library of the Network for Agent-based modelling of Socio-ecological systems in Archaeology


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

OHM Data Index

The data index considers a collection of research areas that broadly stroke an idea of the level of completeness in the knowledge of a given period and timeframe.

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


A list of open source archaeological software and resources.

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.


Global archaeological radiocarbon dataset


Proto-Elamite sign list.


This is a collection of datasets for photogrammetry.


Platform-independent versions of Pleiades gazetteer data.


An open-access database for geochemical sourcing of archaeological materials.

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


An open access digital archive of antique Christian texts.


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


Roman amphitheater data as R package


A repository of radiocarbon data for Rapa Nui.


A dataset of Roman amphitheaters.


A dataset and discussion relating to Roman amphitheaters


Map of the Roman Empire made with vector tiles


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.


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


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.


Radiocarbon dates for the spread of farming and ceramics in tropical South America.


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


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

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.

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.