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Abzu is a guide to networked open access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world.

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This site contains information about the prehistoric archaeology of the Aegean. Through a series of lessons and illustrations, it traces the cultural evolution of humanity in the Aegean basin from the era of hunting and gathering (Palaeolithic-Mesolithic) through the early village farming stage (Neolithic) and the formative period of Aegean civilization into the age of the great palatial cultures of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece.

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The AJA launched a student section on its website. This area is a starting point for research, a place to learn about a career in archaeology or about submitting your first academic article, and a collection of helpful, trusted links to archaeological material. Start exploring at www.ajaonline.org/students.

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The ascsa.net digital library currently provides access to the archaeological data from the Athenian Agora and Corinth together with a selection of photographs from the Alison Frantz Collection that pertain to these excavations. Searches can be made across these collections or they can be queried separately. Publications, excavation reports, excavation notebooks, contexts, objects, plans and drawings, and photos and other images can be searched using the Agora or Corinth field names, as well as the Dublin Core metadata standard set. Users can tailor the display of their search results in many formats such as list, icons (thumbnail), and table. The table display format is especially flexible with individual fields specified by the user. Find spots for objects from the Athenian Agora and from the recent Panayia Field excavations in Corinth can be plotted in Google Earth or on excavation plans (Agora only at present). Search results may also be exported into four file formats.

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Beazley can be used to search individual databases or a combination. 

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CEFAEL (Publications en ligne) posts on-line the Hellenic Correspondence Bulletin, and the whole of the monographs, thus offering the public the opportunity to consult a whole of about 250.000 pages, a collection that is expected to evolve.

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Since its founding in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens has amassed a huge collection of both published and unpublished information. This includes books, journals, photographs, excavation notebooks, personal papers, maps, and scientific data sets. One of the major initiatives of the School in recent years has been to digitize these resources into an ASCSA Digital Library, which is actually a collection of several databases either administered directly by the School or in conjunction with other institutions. This page provides a central point of access to these major digital resources. ASCSA Multimedia Presentations AMBROSIA: The Union Catalogue of the Libraries ASCSA.net: Interdepartmental Database of the Agora and Corinth Excavations Alison Frantz Photographic Collection Archaeological Photographic Collection Dorothy Burr Thompson Collection Historical Archives of the Gennadius Library Scrapbooks of John (Joannes) Gennadius Mapping Mediterranean Lands

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An indispensible tool for researchers in all disciplines who wish to learn about the latest archaeological discoveries in Greece and Cyprus, Archaeology in Greece Online/Chronique des fouilles en ligne is a richly illustrated topographical database with a mapping feature to locate field projects within sites and regions.

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Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives ETANA is a cooperative project of: American Oriental Society | American Schools of Oriental Research | Case Western Reserve University | Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State | Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University | International Association for Assyriology | Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago | Society of Biblical Literature | Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University | State University of New York at Stony Brook | Vanderbilt University | Virginia Polytechnic and State University

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The FAIMS Project is a community-driven, e-research initiative based at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) that develops digital tools for archaeology. Our flagship product is the FAIMS Mobile Platform, an open-source Android mobile application for recording structured, free text, multimedia, and geospatial data under by individuals or teams working under difficult field conditions. The FAIMS Mobile Platform can be deeply customised to accommodate a wide range of archaeological activities, while still promoting the creation of compatible datasets. We have partnerships with major archaeological data services (e.g., Open Context, tDAR, OCHRE, Heurist), allowing data to be easily exported to any of these platforms, or data can be exported to desktop spreadsheet, database, and GIS software. 

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Maintained by the Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica (AIAC), Fasti Online offers two web components of interest to Mediterranean archaeology. One is a searchable, geographically organized database of current Mediterranean fieldwork. At present, the majority of content relates to fieldwork in Italy. The other component of the site is a peer-reviewed venue FOLD&R (Fasti Online Documents and Research) for offering short field reports. At present, the geographic scope of the content includes Italy and Bulgaria.

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Project Troia, the joint University of Cincinnati and University of Tuebingen excavations at Ilion, as the site was known in the Greek and Roman periods, has cataloged a great variety of ceramic finds. This digital publication is a guide to the Greek through Byzantine ceramics found at the site. It consists of catalogs that illustrate items from the Geometric through Byzantine periods, including decorated finewares, slipped tablewares, utilitarian vessels and lamps and transport amphoras. By date, the material spans from the early Iron Age in the tenth century BC to the late fifteenth century AD, when a small Byzantine settlement was finally abandoned. The largest gap is from the early seventh through thirteenth centuries, when the city lay largely abandoned following decline that set in after an early sixth century earthquake. As material is added, the catalogs will become a comprehensive resource for the study of pottery from Ilion. When available, high-resolution images and profile drawings accompany catalog entries. 

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Digital publication of inscriptions from Aphrodisias in SW Turkey. The aim of this project is to build on the experience gained on the EPAPP project.

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The Manar al-Athar open-access photo-archive http://www.manar-al-athar.ox.ac.uk (based at the University of Oxford) aims to provide high resolution, searchable images, freely-downloadable for teaching, research, heritage projects, and publication. It covers buildings and art in the areas of the former Roman empire which later came under Islamic rule (e.g. Syro-Palestine/the Levant, Arabia, Egypt, and North Africa), from ca. 300 BC to the present, but especially Roman, late antique, and early Islamic art, architecture, and sacred sites.

Many of the monuments are now inaccessible to the West making this archive an important long-term resource for research, with downloadable high resolution images which are not watermarked. The records of monuments which are damaged or destroyed will also play a vital role in future restoration. Low resolution copies of these photographs for Powerpoint make them readily suitable for classroom use and demonstrating the shared heritage of the regions covered and the West. The images download with the caption, etc. and credit line in the metadata.

The archive has over 17,000 images already online, as of September 2015. Material is labelled in both English and Arabic to facilitate regional use, with the main instructions also available in some other languages.

 

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Useful links related to the archaeology of the Mediterranean basin.

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Open Context is a web-based publisher of open access archaeological data contributed by scholars. Open Context reviews, edits, and publishes archaeological research data sets and archives them with university-backed repositories, including the California Digital Library.Open Context's data publications can complement and enhance conventional publications through comprehensive dissemination and preservation of rich digital data and media. 

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Pleiades gives scholars, students and enthusiasts worldwide the ability to use, create and share historical geographic information about the Greek and Roman World in digital form. Pleiades is a joint project of the Ancient World Mapping Center, the Stoa Consortium and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. It is supported by its institutional partners, and by the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities. Editorial Board: Senior Editors: Roger Bagnall and Richard Talbert Managing Editors: Tom Elliott and Brian Turner Associate Editor: Michael McCormick Chief Engineer: Sean Gillies

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The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) is an international digital archive and repository that houses data about archaeological investigations, research, resources, and scholarship. tDAR provides researchers new avenues to discover and integrate information relevant to topics they are studying. Users can search tDAR for digital documents, data sets, images, GIS files, and other data resources from archaeological projects spanning the globe.

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