About Ariadne

ARIADNE brings together and integrates existing archaeological research data infrastructures so that researchers can use the various distributed datasets and new and powerful technologies as an integral component of the archaeological research methodology. There is now a large availablity of archaeological digital datasets that all together span different periods, domains and regions; more are continuously created as a result of the increasing use of IT. The are the accumulated outcome of the research of individuals, teams and institutions, but form a vast and fragmented corpus and their potential has been constrained by difficult access and non-homogenous perspectives.

Ariadne Metadata Registry

The ARIADNE metadata registry will survey currently used data standards and metadata schemas, and will compile a registry of those in use in different fields/regions of archaeological research, including important related domains of research, together with any available bilateral mapping.