Organisations who wish to participate in ARIADNEplus and make their data available in the Portal can join as an Associate Partner. The benefits of this non-funded involvement include support for the aggregation of partner metadata into the ARIADNE Catalogue (for existing online data), access to current research and greater visibility within the archaeology community through our network.

Initiated in 2008, ROCEEH (The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans) is a multidisciplinary research project involving both the cultural and natural sciences. The team of cultural scientists, archaeologists, paleoanthropologists, paleobiologists, geographers, and database specialists are from the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt and the University of Tübingen.
ROCEEH’s mission is to generate a systemic understanding of “becoming human” and encompasses the time period from three million to 20,000 years before present, across Africa and Eurasia. ROCEEH will make their palaeontology records from the ROAD database available in the Portal.


The University of Minho Archaeology Unit (UAUM) will supply data for two sets of Roman coins, Casa da Bica and the Roman coins of Seminário S. Pedro, S. Paulo e Museu PIO XII which consists of 481 Bronze coins from the Diocletian to Valentinian III periods. Casa da Bica is a hoard of 371 low-imperial bronzes. Among these, the oldest coinage was issued by Tetricus I, with a chronology of 270-273, while the most recent is represented by a Valentinianus III numisma, dated 430-437.

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University College London (UCL), working with partner the University of South Wales on Natural Language Processing, is our first technical Associate Partner. Andreas Vlachidis from the Department of Information Studies at UCL is developing a series of NLP services for archaeological Named Entity Recognition (NER). These make use of controlled vocabularies and linguistic patterns to automatically suggest subject metadata for archaeological texts, such as grey literature reports.

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