Standalone software

AIS

Archaeological Information System

Alligator

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

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.

anfo

The ANFO ancient DNA mapper.

angsd

Program for analysing next generation sequencing data.

AntCaller

SNP calling and genotyping for damaged DNA.

ArboDat

A program package for registering and importing data of archaeobotanical analyses including contexts of samples as well as evaluation tools.

archaeological-object-sharing

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

ArchAIDE

Tool for the automatic recognition of archaeological pottery.

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

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.

ArkScan

A simple gui app to simplify scanning single context plans.

atlas

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

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.

Bonify

Access and visualize 3D models of faunal remains.

caddonet

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

calibrator

Small command line tool for 14C calibration.

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.

chronomodel

Chronological Modelling of Archaeological Data using Bayesian Statistics.

Consensify

Consensify method for error reduction in ancient DNA pseudohaploidisation.

ContamLD

Software designed to estimate autosomal contamination in ancient DNA samples.

Crossbones

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

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.

dedalo

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

dice

Joint estimate of demography and contamination for nuclear ancient DNA.

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

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-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.

epiPALEOMIX

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

Fiche Stratigraphique Numérique (FSN)

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

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.

GigaMesh

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

hammurabi-markov

Simple VueJS page generating fake laws of Hammurabi.

harris-matrix

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

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)

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.

Image enhancement process tool

This software implements five state of the art algorithms aimed to enhance the quality of underwater images.

IOSACal

IOSACal is an open source tool for radiocarbon calibration

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.

katun

Tools for converting between Maya and Western calendars.

leeHom

Bayesian reconstruction of ancient DNA fragments.

MADAM

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

MALT

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

mapping-iterative-assembler

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

marbleplan

Loading a Marble Plan fragment.

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.

maya-calendar

Tools for converting between Maya and Western calendars.

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.

MultiVCFAnalyzer

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

nervia

Management system for physical storage of archaeological finds

NgsRelate

Infer relatedness, inbreeding coefficients and many other summary statistics for pairs of individuals.

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.

OpenAtlas

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

paleocore

Towards a data standard for paleoanthropology.

paleomix

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

PaleoView

A visualization tool for paleoclimatic modeling data.

photogrammetry-object-scannner

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

pileupcaller

Sample alleles from low coverage sequence data.

PMDtools

Compute postmortem damage patterns and decontaminate ancient genomes.

poseidon-framework

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

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.

rekrei

Platform for crowdsourcing the digital recreation of lost heritage

RoomAccum

Room Accumulation Simulation ro estimate archaeological population growth rates.

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.

schmutzi

Maximum a posteriori estimate of contamination for ancient samples.

scikit-beam

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

shiny_DRAC

graphical interface for DRAC

snpAD

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

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.

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.

Tachy2GIS

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

THANADOS

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

tkgwv2

An ancient DNA relatedness pipeline for ultra-low coverage whole genome shotgun data.

TOPAS

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

totalopenstation

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

Vessel-Measuring-Tool

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

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

xylib

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