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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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 [...]

  • Julian Richards and fellow data providers at the Aggregation Workshop in Pisa
  • Valeria Boi, ICA, Italian Geoportal for Archaeology
  • Attila Kreiter (HMN) and Julian Richards (UoY-ADS)discuss the Hungarian database of archaeological data

ARIADNEplus holds first Aggregation Workshop

One of the main objectives of ARIADNEplus is to increase the amount and coverage of data in the ARIADNE Portal. The scope of the new data to be ingested will be wider geographically and more varied in type as new archaeological disciplines are introduced to the existing collection. Consequently, the data schema used to map the records to be provided [...]

  • Exterior view of the Nara office building
  • Organizing historical documents

NARA spreads the word about ARIADNEplus in Japan

The Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties is based in the ancient city of Nara which was formerly the capital of Japan in the 8th century. NARA, as it known, conducts research and provides support to the Agency of Cultural Affairs as well as hosting an extensive library that holds 360,000 books and 5,000 titles of magazines on [...]