Manual

Catalog

With "Sites" in the top menu you can select the respective cemetery and browse its catalog data along with a static map, images, bibliography and other metadata. Here you can also download the data as GeoJSON files and get the correct citation for the respective entry or open the interactive map. From the level of the cemetery you can then browse the graves by selecting the respective one under the "subunits" sections. From the level of the grave you can then access the skeleton(s) by selecting the respective subunit and from there you can access the finds that are associated with the skeleton. In the navigation bar at the top, underneath the menu bar you can always see the path of the current object. If you want to download images, you can do that by right clicking on the image and save it on your computer. Please respect the copyright information given in the metadata section.

Screenshot: catalog entry of a grave with sources and metadata


Maps

By opening the map in the cemetery page you can access a detailed and interactive map of the burials. Here you will find the plot of the graveyard with each grave. You can click the graves to access further information or use the sidebar to navigate between them. If you click the info button in the sidebar respectively the grave in the map you can access detailed info about the grave and its contents. There you will find a description along with classifications, dimensions, images etc. For accessing the permanent link of the respective object (cemetery, grave, skeleton or find), you can select the "Permalink" reference in the detailed view. The sidebar can be turned on and off by selecting or . The map allows for various background layers which you can select by clicking the top right menu button in the map. Here you can also toggle the layers to be shown: graves, search results and visualisations. If you want to change the order of these layers, just turn them off and on again. The last one to be turned on will be the top layer. For downloading the map as image simply click the download button in the right top corner underneath the layer control.

Screenshot: map view of a cemetery with info window

By clicking the "Menu" button in the sidebar, or if the sidebar is closed, in the map, you can search for various properties of the graves, skeletons or finds along with their combinations. Also you can create certain visualisations of various attributes.

Screenshot: search on finds level with material as criteria

When selecting the "Filter/Search" option a window will open to define your search parameters. You can search on three levels: "Graves" will query the information that belongs to the grave itself. "Burials" will concern the human remains/skeletons in the grave and "Finds" will deal with the artifacts that are associated with the buried individual. In the second step you will be asked what to search for. "Maintype" deals with the main classification of the entity. In case of a grave this is for example a differentiation between e.g. "single grave" or "bone deposition" etc. In case of a burial (which is the term used here for the human remains in the grave) it distinguishes e.g. between "skeleton" or "cremation" etc. On the level of "finds" this classifies the type of find, e.g. "weapon", "pottery", "jewelry" etc. These classifications are structured hierarchicall and you can select a category using a tree of terms. When you select for example "weapon" also all subterms of this classification like "sword" or "axe" etc. will be considered for your search. If you type your searchterm into the textbox, the matching terms will be highlighted. You can always reset your search by selecting
"Properties" concerns other attributes the respective entity can have: E.g. the construction of a grave, the sex of an individual or the position of a find in a grave etc. Please note that regardless of the level (grave, burial or find) all properties are listed in the tree selection. However a property like "grave construction" will in fact only be associated with the grave-level and not with finds nor skeletons. Neither will anthropological properties be associated with finds etc.
"Timespan" can be used to filter regarding to the chronological properties of the respective entity. Here you can define a minimum and/or a maximum year. It is possible to define a timespan with two dates or only a minimum respectively maximum date.
"Dimensions" can be used to filter regarding to the value of a certain attribute, again with minimum and/or maximum.
"Material" can be used to filter regarding to material an artifact is made of. This applies mostly to finds and hardly to the other levels. Here you can select a material from the tree selection and define a minimum/maximum in percent. If you leave the values blank artifacts with any amount of the selected material are shown as results. If you define a minimum and/or maximum only matching amounts will be shown. This can for example be used to filter for items that consist of a certain copper alloy with e.g. more than 80% of copper etc. Once the search criteria are selected the search engine will tell you how many matches have been found. Once the first search is finished with results you can either add another search by clicking the button and proceed as described above. The results of both searches will then be intersected. Or you can display the results on the map as polygons or points by clicking the button. For saving the results as GeoJSON file select the button. To customize the style of search results on the map select the button for advanced options. Here you can pick custom colors, borders etc.

Screenshot: Search results displayed as polygons on the map with custom color

Visualisations

Like with the filter/search function you can also create choropleth visualisations and display them on the map. This works with most properties that have a certain value and with categories like female/male etc. Just select the visualisation option in the menu button and proceed with the desired option. Once the criteria are chosen you can also select custom styles for displaying the data by selecting and show them on the map by clicking .

Screenshot: Age at death estimation of the buried individuals with custom colors

Charts

In the menu bar with "Charts" you can access various pre-defined charts respectively plots of certain attributes of the cemeteries. You can toggle options like absolute values or percentage by clicking the top right buttons in the plots. Also you can turn datasets on or off by clicking the legend entries. If you hover the pointer over a certain plot element additional information is shown.

Screenshot: Charts and plots of various burial data