THANADOS is a Digital Humanities research project on
archaeologically and anthropologically investigated burials.
The project started in June 2019. The region under study is present day Austria and
the period we are dealing with are the Early Middle Ages (600 until 1100 AD).
It is work in progress. New sites are added continuously.
By the end of the project in 2021 this website will provide an online repository of
all hitherto published Early Medieval cemeteries from the area of present day
News and Highlights:
Introducing new map backgrounds including hillshade overlays for basic maps and a detailed terrain model for Austria based on lidar data by basemap.at
41 new sites including for example Zwentendorf with rich anthropological data
Introducing additional dashboard visualisations (finds, burials, graves). Click here for an example
Nearest neighbour distance calculation for each grave
Introducing a dashboard with various visualisations for graves and burials. Click here for an example
If 3D files are available for finds or features they are displayed interactively in the browser: Example
With data on osteology for individual bones, these are mapped directly on an anatomic correct skeleton showing the bones' position and listing their attributes: Example (see "Osteology" tab)
THANADOS now has its own Facebook account
All published Early Medieval cemeteries from Carinthia are digitised and online. E.g. the earliest monastery of Molzbichl (8th c.) with its later churchyard or the nearby cemetery of Baldramsdorf/Rosenheim
One of the biggest 8th to 10th century cemeteries in Austria and also the most recent one to be published: Thunau obere Holzwiese