About ARIADNEplus

The ARIADNEplus project is the extension of the previous ARIADNE Integrating Activity, which successfully integrated archaeological data infrastructures in Europe, indexing in its registry about 2.000.000 datasets. ARIADNEplus will build on the ARIADNE results, extending and supporting the research community that the previous project created and further developing the relationships with key stakeholders such as the most important European archaeological associations, researchers, heritage professionals, national heritage agencies and so on.

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First Call for Transnational Access Open

The first Call for Transnational Access training provided by the ARIADNE Infrastructure is now open. Researchers and Data Managers can apply for in-house training on the subjects of: mapping datasets to CIDOC-CRM, one of the most commonly used metadata standards in archaeology, at PIN in Prato, Italy, data stewardship at ADS, in York, UK. Successful applicants will receive training and [...]

ARIADNEplus SC and GA Meetings held in Bern

The 2nd Steering Committee meeting and first General Assembly was held at the University of Bern on Tuesday 3rd September prior to the EAA Conference. The meetings focussed on the activities since the kick-off meeting in February and several WP Leaders provided overviews of the work undertaken to date. Notable achievements  included publication of the new ARIADNE Impact booklet [...]

Archaeology and Architecture in Europeana

June 28, 2019, Amersfoort, Netherlands Archaeologists and building historians have been investigating sites and remains in Europe for more than 200 years. Digital collections now in Europeana reveal hidden histories from both cities and countryside often telling stories of communities who are not otherwise commemorated. The content illustrates how the practice of archaeology changed – particularly between the first half [...]

Search engines: which is the best?

Franco Niccolucci is the director of the VAST-LAB research laboratory at PIN in Prato, Italy, and the coordinator of ARIADNE, a research infrastructure on archaeological data integration. His main research interests concern knowledge organization of archaeological documentation and the communication of cultural heritage. A typical Yankee attitude is to rank everything, sometimes mixing apples with pears. A recent discussion [...]

Archaeology in the US: an interview with Rachel Fernandez

Introduction Rachel Fernandez is the Senior Digital Data Curator at the Center for Digital Antiquity at Arizona State University. The Center for Digital Antiquity runs tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), a digital repository focused on the preservation, accessibility, and discoverability of archaeological and cultural heritage digital data. With a background in classical archaeology [...]

ARIADNEplus Survey on Community Needs

Minoan Palace, Malia, Crete. Image courtesy of S. Bassett. CC-BY 4.0 The ARIADNEplus project invites archaeological researchers and data managers to participate in an online survey on community needs regarding data sharing and access, new services and tools, and related training needs. We kindly invite you to share your experience and your views on the survey topics. The [...]