ARIADNEplus was very well represented at CAA 2019 (47th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Annual Conference, 23rd–26th April) in Krakow  where several attendees participated in a one-day workshop “Digital Infrastructures for Archaeology: Past, Present and Future directions” organised by the project. This was held on Wednesday 24th April where another colleague, Jens-Bjørn Riis Andresen, also presented a short paper “Extending the Nordic contribution to ARIADNE+” in a separate session which was about the Nordic Archaeological Open Science (NAOS) initiative whose aim is to provide better facilities for cross-border research.

Several of the ARIADNEplus members (most of whom were involved in the original ARIADNE project) provided input about their activities and the role of ARIADNE in these for the workshop. After an introduction by Julian Richards (ADS, York University), there followed 14 presentations which covered a range of topics from organisations from across Europe and also Japan, a new partner. These topics included provision of data and services, promoting a sharing culture, how CIDOC-CRM has helped development of new tools and services, the development of archaeological databases, streamlining workflows, and connecting datasets. The overall message was that ARIADNE had made a profound impact on European archaeological practices and ARIADNEplus will aim to extend this in terms of geographical coverage and reach over the next four years.

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