An international initiative will put on the map archaeological survey projects in the Mediterranean and surrounding areas

Photo © Anna Karligkioti.

ICAC Landscape Archaeology Research Group (GIAP) in collaboration with researchers from Carleton College (USA), the Florida State University (USA) and the Cambridge University (UK) have launched an international initiative to collect information on archaeological survey projects in the Mediterranean and surrounding areas.

The project aims to develop an open-access database on The Fieldwalker portal, with an interactive map that has already started to locate current and finished archaeological survey projects throughout the Mediterranean. Special mention is made to projects with public open data available.

At the same time, resulting data analysis will be published in an extensive paper in the scientific journal Journal of Archaeological Research, with which all these projects will be disseminated and which will include an exhaustive list of bibliographic references.

All kind of archaeological surveys can be included in the database, regardless of the method used.

To collect as much information as possible, an online form has been launched to encourage research and professional teams to contact with the initiative and provide information about their projects (also available in Spanish).

All kind of archaeological surveys can be included in the database, regardless of the method used. They can be ongoing projects or finished ones, as well as academic or professional projects.

Do you know any project that should be included in this great international map of archaeological survey? Have you lead or participated in an archaeological survey project? Please, take part in the project by filling in the online form. Do not let important data and the effort of many people go unaddressed.

We thank you for your collaboration and we encourage you to spread this initiative among other professionals who may be interested in participating.

Contact and further information: Dr Hèctor A. Orengo (horengo@icac.cat).

The online form is available in English (EN) and Spanish (ES).