Data management


Archaeological Information System


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




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.


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


Tasks for Excavations in AutoCAD


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.


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.


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.


Creating, impementing and publishing relational databases on the Web, especially for the archaeolgical domain.


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.


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


Cultural heritage abstract reference model.


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


Extends the functionality of other plotting packages like ‘ggplot2’ and ’lattice’ to help facilitate the plotting of data over long time intervals, including, but not limited to, geological, evolutionary, and ecological data.


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

Fiche Stratigraphique Numérique (FSN)

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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


Management system for physical storage of archaeological finds


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

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.


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


Scrubbing program for the global archaeological radiocarbon dataset


python qgis plugin of recexcavAAR’s archprofile


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


A simplified touch optimized interface for QGIS.


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.


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


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