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(The Anthropological and Archaeological Database of Sepultures) deals with the digital collection and
presentation of cemeteries investigated by means of archaeology, anthropology and other related
Within THANADOS information on burials is being digitised according to FAIR principles and presented in
English language. The data are mapped using the
CIDOC CRM and provided online. The information can be explored via a digital catalogue and within
an interactive map. Cartographic visualisations as well as charts and plots are created dynamically
based on research data.
It aims at providing a best practice way on how to disseminate archaeological sources and research in
the 21st century against the background of digital humanities.
It is based on the OpenAtlas system and entirely
built upon open source technology. It started in 2019 within the projects MEDCEM based at the Czech
Academy of Sciences and THANADOS (Austrian Archaeological Institute and Natural History Museum Vienna)
funded by the go!digital NextGeneration programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (GDND 2018 039).
With international partners and cooperations based on mutual agreements the system is developed further
and new data are added continuously.
Currently the website provides an online repository of all hitherto published Early Mediaeval cemeteries
from the area of present day Austria and also covers selected datasets in the Czech Republic.
Main Coordinator, Principal Investigator, Design and Programming: Stefan Eichert Principal Investigator, Bioarchaeology, Digitisation and Translations: Nina Richards Backend Programming:Alexander Watzinger, Bernhard Koschiček-Krombholz AIS CR team (Czechia):Jan Hasil, David Novák, Ondřej Švejcar Additional Support: Jan Belik, Christoph Hoffmann