Useful Links

Career Resources

A collection of links to sites with archaeology job and/or funding listings and search engines, and also a selection of mailing lists where jobs and/or funding opportunities are circulated.

Academia: can search for funding availability and opportunities. However, Academia Premium (paid version) is required to access this feature.

AAA (Australian Archaeological Association): careers and resources including job listings and scholarship opportunities. Mostly advertises jobs in Australia.

Academic Positions: search engine focused on academic positions from PhD to tenure-track.

AEA (Association for Environmental Archaeology): the Facebook group of the AEA.

Archeonet: commercial sector jobs in the Netherlands (website in Dutch).

Archpostgrad: PhDs and academic, teaching, and research post-docs, job positions, and funding opportunities. Updated on an almost daily basis.

ArchäologieForum: teaching, research, and excavation (commercial sector) archaeological jobs. Updated on an almost weekly basis.

ASOR Early Career Member Resources: collection of links and resources for finding jobs, career opportunities, and grants. Mainly in North America, but also international.

EAA (European Association of Archaeologists): job service provided by the EAA where job positions are posted, as well as allowing EAA members looking for jobs to post their CV and advertise themselves as looking for work/positions.

Earthworks Jobs: Masters, PhDs, and commercial and academic opportunities.

Euraxess: EU-backed initiative to support research mobility and career development. Can search for job and research funding opportunities.

Indeed: search engine with commercial sector jobs in the USA.

Mendeley: search engine with archaeology jobs and funding opportunities.

Palatina Akademie: commercial career and research services provided by a company set up by a previous early career researcher. Their intention is to help students from any academic background with challenges related to academic working, especially writing. But this also includes career advice and planning, mediation in case of trouble with supervisors, etc. They will also be offering courses and seminars regarding methodology, research design, etc.

SAA (Society for American Archaeology): archaeology jobs in the academic and ‘commercial’ sectors. Includes international job listings, but mostly advertises jobs in North America (USA and Canada).

Times Higher Education: search engine with mostly academic/university-based positions.

Adzuna: search engine with commercial sector job listings for the UK.

BAJR (British Archaeological Jobs Resource): mostly jobs in the commercial sector, but not exclusively.

CIfA (Chartered Institute for Archaeologists): commercial sector archaeology and related jobs, mainly in the UK.

English Heritage: job vacancies within the organisation of English Heritage. search engine for finding academic jobs.

Jobted: search engine for finding jobs in the UK, and also internationally across the world. Includes guides to finding jobs and tips for interviewing, writing CVs etc., as well as salary trend data.

National Trust: job vacancies within the organisation of the National Trust.

University of Leicester Museum Studies Job Desk: job vacancies in the UK museum, gallery, and cultural heritage sectors.

Agade Mailing List: forwards news and information particularly related to Near Eastern studies, archaeology, Classics, biblical studies etc.

AIA (Archaeological Institute of America): no designated mailing list, but contains information about grants and careers, fieldwork opportunities, events, and individual regional societies.

ANAMED (Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilisations): research institute based in Istanbul, Turkey with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Turkey – a box to enter your email address to register for updates pops up when the website is opened.

ASOR Early Careers Resources: growing library of online video resources aimed at early career researchers. Videos cover a range of topics such as the job market, teaching, publishing, and tutorials on using digital resources.

BIAA (British Institute at Ankara): research institute based in Ankara, Turkey with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Turkey and the Black Sea region.

BIA-CBRL (British Institute in Amman-Council for British Research in the Levant): research institute and collective with a regional focus on the archaeology and social sciences of the Levant. No mailing list but their website contains information about fellowships, scholarships, and events.

BSA (British School at Athens): research institute based in Athens, Greece with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Greek lands.

BSR (British School at Rome): research institute based in Rome, Italy with a regional focus on the archaeology and history, language, and culture of Italy. No mailing list but their website contains information about fellowships, scholarships, and events.

DAI (German Archaeological Institute): not a mailing list but their website includes information about jobs and events.

ISOGEOCHEM: a mailing list of the isotopic/geochemical community.

JISCMail – Archaeology: collection of mailing lists with an archaeological focus, often by particular sub-disciplines.

LCANE (London Centre for the Ancient Near East): Not a mailing list, but a Facebook group; posts information about conferences and talks, as well as some funding and job opportunities.

ZOOARCH: a mailing list of the zooarchaeology community.

Events and Conferences

A collection of links for national archaeology days/events; organisations which host annual/bi-annual meetings; and other resources where information about smaller or less regular/one-off conferences, symposia, workshops, and talks are circulated.

AAA (American Anthropological Association): annual meeting held in different cities of the USA, usually in mid/late November.

AIA (Archaeological Institute of America): annual meeting held in different cities of the USA, usually in early January.

ASOR (The American Society of Overseas Research): annual meeting held in different cities of the USA, usually in mid/late-November.

BABAO (British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology): annual meeting held in different UK cities, usually in September.

BANEA (British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology): annual meeting held in different UK cities, usually early in the year, January-March.

EAA (European Association of Archaeologists): annual meeting held in different European cities, usually held in late August/early September.

ICAANE (International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East): bi-annual meeting held in different European cities, usually late Spring (April-June).

SAA (Society for American Archaeology): annual meeting held in different cities of the USA, usually in mid-April.

SHA (Society for Historical Archaeology): annual meeting, usually in January.

SMA (Society for Medieval Archaeology): annual meeting held in different UK cities, usually in mid-July.

Agade Mailing List: forwards news and information particularly related to Near Eastern studies, archaeology, Classics, biblical studies etc.

AIA (Archaeological Institute of America): no designated mailing list, but contains information about grants and careers, fieldwork opportunities, events, and individual regional societies.

ANAMED (Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilisations): research institute based in Istanbul, Turkey with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Turkey – (a box to enter your email address to register for updates pops up when the website is opened).

ANZU.DIGITAL: online calendar showing events such as workshops, talks, seminars, conferences etc. with a focus on the ancient Near East.

ASOR-ECS (The American Society of Overseas Research-Early Career Scholars): Facebook group of the community, circulates information about talks, sessions at the ASOR conference, and provides opportunities for networking etc.

Archpostgrad: conferences and calls for papers/posters.

BIAA (British Institute at Ankara): research institute based in Ankara, Turkey with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Turkey and the Black Sea region.

BIA-CBRL (British Institute in Amman-Council for British Research in the Levant): research institute and collective with a regional focus on the archaeology and social sciences of the Levant. No mailing list but their website contains information about fellowships, scholarships, and events.

BSA (British School at Athens): research institute based in Athens, Greece with a regional focus on the archaeology and history of Greek lands.

BSR (British School at Rome): research institute based in Rome, Italy with a regional focus on the archaeology and history, language, and culture of Italy. No mailing list but their website contains information about fellowships, scholarships, and events.

DAI (German Archaeological Institute): not a mailing list but their website includes information about jobs and events.

ICAZ (International Council for Archaeozoology): their own website which has information about their big international conferences as well as smaller meetings held by their affiliated working groups.

ISOGEOCHEM: a mailing list of the isotopic/geochemical community.

JISCMail – Archaeology: collection of mailing lists with an archaeological focus, often by particular sub-disciplines.

LCANE (London Centre for the Ancient Near East): Facebook group for LCANE; posts information about upcoming conferences, seminars, and talks, as well as some funding and job opportunities. They also have a website which also posts these types of information and has resources related to studies, research insitituions, and grants.

SABA (International Students Conference on Archaeology): student led organisation based out of the University of Bamberg that organises semi-regular international conferences.

SASA (Save Ancient Studies Alliance): organisation that promotes studies of the ancient world and raises issues affecting scholars and students (e.g. funding cuts). Holds online events and talks etc.

ZOOARCH: a mailing list of the zooarchaeology community.

Resources for Finding Fieldwork Opportunities

A collection of links and resources for finding fieldwork opportunities and field schools.

AIA (Archaeological Institute of America) Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin: list (with interactive map) of projects and locations providing fieldwork opportunities.

Resources for Accessing Archaeological Data and Literature

A collection of links where access to archaeological data and literature can be found; including some places where these resources are shared amongst the community, and others where extensive themed bibliographies can be found. All resources are listed alphabetically.

AATAW (All About the Ancient World): an online platform that hosts educational video presentations on any topic related to the ancient world.

ACOR (American Center of Research) Digital Archive: digitised photographic archived collections of Jordan’s monuments and antiquities and ethnography.

ADEMNES (Archaeobotanical Database of Eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern Sites): contains primarily archaeobotanical seed data from the geographic regions of Aegean Greece, Türkiye, Western Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Northern Egypt. The chronological coverage comprises the Epipalaeolithic to the Medieval periods, with a special focus on the Bronze and Iron Ages.

ADRA (Alexandrian Documents from the Reing of Augustus): documents (translated into English) from Alexandria from the reign of Augustus.

AELAW (Ancient European Languages and Writings): group of international researchers studying the different ancient European languages and writings with the objective of creating a work team capable of establishing the foundations for the creation of a large online databank which will permit the cataloguing of all the currently known documents in this type of languages.

AFS (Ancient Fable Society): website containing news about the field of ancient (Greek and Latin) fable studies including information about upcoming events (lectures, conferences, and workshops) and job opportunities. Also a bibliography and list of latest publications and informaiton about current and upcoming research projects.

Agade Mailing List: forwards news and information particularly related to Near Eastern studies, archaeology, Classics, biblical studies etc.

AGVaLex (Ancient Greek valency lexicon): Corpus-driven valency (subcategorization) lexicon automatically extracted from the Ancient Greek Treebank.

Ai Khanoum and Taxila Comparative Database: all artefacts in Ai Khanoum and Sirkap Mound of Taxila deemed to be of religious affiliation or with religious imagery.

AIO (Attic Inscriptions Online): annotated English translations of Attic inscriptions.

Akoris Archive: information and archive (including excavation and specialist reports) of the ancient site of Akoris, Egypt.

AKU (Ancient Egyptian Cursive Scripts): curated list based on the scope and special features of the hieratic sign repertoire from three millennia.

AL-AT (People of the gods: the worshippers of Allat and Atargatis in the Near East from 4th century BCE – 4th century CE.): This project examines divine society and social changes, based on the worshippers of the two goddesses.

AMAR (Archive of Mesopotamian Archaeological Reports): digital archive of archaeological reports from the Near East; mostly from late 19th – mid. 20th century.

American Numismatic Society: introduction to numismatic terms and methods.

Ancient Athens 3D: this website presents the monuments and buildings of Athens from the Mycenaean period (1600 BCE) to the Early Modern period (AD 1833), through 3D reconstructions.   

Ancient History Encyclopedia: website with multiple resources, including an encyclopedia of all things ancient history and archaeology-related, maps of sites, the ancient world, the Roman Empire, and also teaching materials and other media.

Ancient Iran: a digital platform providing a public resource for the study of Ancient Iran (up until the end of the Sasanian Empire).

Ancient Mediterranean Digital Project: open-access database on ship representations of the Mediterranean basin broadly covering the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age periods.

Anicent Studies Resources: searchable database of online resources related to the ancient world.

ANEE (Ancient Near Eastern Empires) Lexical Neworks: a lexical portal that functions as a graphic semantic dictionary for Akkadian.

Annotated 3D-Models of Cuneiform Tablets: collection of 3D-models of clay tablets with cuneiform writing.

Archaeobotany in Egypt: map of locations/archaeological sites where archaeobotanical work and research is currently being carried out.

ArchbotLit (The Archaeobotanical Literature Database)original version: a platform for archaeobotanists, archaeologists, students and the interested public to search for literature on specific crop species, their occurrence in specific archaeological periods or regions with the option for multiple category search functions.

Archaeological Leather Group: website for the Archaeological Leather working group; includes a bibliography of relevant publications.

Archival Texts of the Priests of Borsippa: 224 texts from the priestly archives of Borsippa. Texts are dated from the reign of Ashurbanipal (668–631? BCE) until the second year of Xerxes (484 BCE), and are part of the archives of brewers, bakers, butchers, and oxherds working at the temple of Nabû.

ARCHNET NEXT: open access library on the built environment of Muslim societies.

ARENA (Archaeological REsearch in the North Aegean): collects and manages the scientific archaeological publications concerning ancient sites in the area of ​​the Aegean Thrace or northern Greece, from the time of the Greek Colonization to the end of the Hellenistic period (8th century-31 BC).

ARIADNE: a research infrastructure for archaeology. Its main objective is to support research, learning and teaching by enabling access to digital resources and innovative new services. It does this by maintaining a catalogue of digital datasets, by promoting best practices in the management and use of digital data in archaeology, by offering training and advice, and by supporting the development of innovative new services for archaeology.

The Arnold Meijer Archives of Egyptian Art: database of objects from Egypt, including stone vessels, sculptures, and amulets.

The Ashurbanipal Library Project: recreates digitally the cuneiform tablet library of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria (668 – c. 630 BC).

ASOR Early Careers Resources: growing library of online video resources aimed at early career researchers. Videos cover a range of topics such as the job market, teaching, publishing, and tutorials on using digital resources.

ASOR Maps Collection: maps of the Middle East, North Africa, and the wider Mediterranean world.

ATAE (Archival Texts of the Assyrian Empire): corpus of legal and administrative texts from numerous site across the Assyrian Empire.

Athens Western Hills: collected historical and cartographic data for the Ηills of the Muses, the Pnyx, and the Nymphs.

AWDL (Ancient World Digital Library): digital collection with access to the broadest possible range of scholarly materials relevant to the study of the ancient world.

AWOL – Open Access Ancient Language Textbooks, OERs, and Primers: list of Open Access Textbooks, OERs, and Language Primers relating to the ancient world.

AXON: selection of Greek inscriptions, from the birth of the polis in the Archaic Age to 31 BC.

Babylonian Collection of Yale University: the collection comprises over 45,000 items, including cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and other artefacts.

BabMed (Babylonian Medicine): database of texts realted to medical knowledge and medicine from ancient Babylon.

BATHS: database of Roman-style bathhouses from the Roman to Early Islamic periods (mid-1st century BCE to mid-8th century CE) from the geographic area of Iudaea/Syria-Palaestina and Provincia Arabia (modern Israel, Palaestinian Authority, Jordan and southern Syria).

BD 3D (Book of the Dead in 3D): texts and translations from Egyptian coffins, including 3D models of the coffins.

BDTNS (Database of Neo-Sumerian Texts): a searchable electronic corpus of Neo-Sumerian administrative cuneiform tablets dated to the 21st century B.C.

The Bean Archive: Photographic archive of George Ewart Bean (1903-1977) – particularly related to Classical Turkish archaeology.

BIAA (British Institute at Ankara): has an online digital repository of archaeological collections including: epigraphical squeezes, archive/legacy photographs, pottery, and a plant and animal bone reference collection.

BibDAA (Bibliographic Database of African Scholarship on African Archaeology): an open-access database of African archaeology publications by African and Afrodescendant scholars.

Bi(blio)Arch: bibliographic database for human bioarchaeological studies in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME), chronologically covering skeletal assemblages from prehistory to early modern times.

BIGR (Bactrian Indo-Greek Rulers): a typology and catalogue of the coins issued under the Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kings and queens who ruled over an area consisting of parts of modern-day Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, eastern Iran, and Pakistan.

BioIsoAne: website of isotope data from bioarchaeological materials in the Greater Near East; includes an extensive bibliography of published isotopic literature – (website currently in development – coming soon).

Bone Rules Catalogue: dataset contains a typological catalogue of archaeological small finds of an ancient device known as a “bone rule” or “bone ruler” or “bone spatula,” together with scaled drawing and full metadata for each item in the catalogue.

British School at Athens (BSA) Digital Collections: digitised images, photographs, drawings, diaries, notebooks, excavation records and botanical remains from excavations and archaeological projects in Greece.

CAWM (Consortium of Ancient World Mappers) Map Tiles: useful base layers for maps of the Ancient Middle East and Mediterranean Basin.

CDLI (Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative): online database of cuneiform inscriptions.

Charaktêres: database hub of ancient magic and ritual practices knowledge and signs.

CIGS (Cuneiform Inscriptions Geographical Site Index): contains a basic set of primary spatial, toponym, attribute, and external link information on more than 550 archaeological locations where texts written in cuneiform and derived scripts have been found.

CIP (Corpus Inscriptionum Phoenicarum necnon Poenicarum): a project which collects and produces a critical edition of all the Phoenician and Punic epigraphic documents.

CIRIS: online bibliographical database of non-documentary texts from Greek and Latin Antiquity.

Claremont Coptic Encyclopedia: has approximately 2000 entries written by 215 scholars. Covers topics such as Coptic language and literature; Copto-Arabic literature; Coptic art, architecture, archaeology, history, music, liturgy, theology, spirituality, monasticism; and biblical, apocryphal, social, and legal texts.

The Classical Association: an educational charity dedicated to making classical subjects widely accessible.

Classical mailing lists: collection of mailing lists and communities and resources related to stduy and academia of the Classics (and related subjects).

Community and Identity in the Roman Seventh Legion: database that digitally maps funerary monuments referring to Legio VII servicemen and related members of the military community in Roman Dalmatia.

Connected Contests – Ancient Athletes Online: open-access database about the contests and athletes, performers, and other participants of the Greek world.

The Coptic Magical Papyri – Vernacular Religion in Late Roman and Early Islamic Egypt: corpus of Coptic “magical texts” – manuscripts written on papyrus, as well as parchment, paper, ostraca and other materials, and attesting to private religious practices. Stored within the Kyprianos database.

Corpus Corporum: repository of Latin texts.

CoRAL (archaeobotanical reference collection of the LAMMAL laboratory of the Institute of Anthropology of Córdoba): anatomical descriptions and taxonomic classifications of samples of woody plants from the Chaco Serrano Forest (Argentina), with plans to add reference information on other plant macroremains (carpology) as well as new taxa.

CoReMa (Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages): corpus of recipes from medieval Europe.

CKST (Corpus of Kassite Sumerian Texts): digital corpus of texts from the Kassite dynasty, which came to power after the raid on Babylon by the Hittites, and reigned over Babylonia for several centuries (ca. 1570 – 1155 BC).

CPI (Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions): a corpus of up-to-date editions of the Greek, bilingual and trilingual inscriptions on stone from Ptolemaic Egypt (323-30 BCE).

The Cyprus Settlements Database: provides geospatial and temporal data on 1559 settlements from across Cyprus from the Late Epipalaeolithic (11000 BCE) to the end of the Ottoman Period (1878 CE).

DARE (Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire): map of Roman sites, settlements, forts, and roads/routes.

DASI (Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions): comprehensive online database of all known pre-Islamic Arabian epigraphic material.

DDGLC (Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic): a systematic, comprehensive and detailed lexicographical compilation and description of Greek loanwords as attested in the entire Coptic corpus through every dialect, each kind of text, and in pre-Coptic Egyptian.

Demotic Ostraca Online: catalogue of unpublished Demotic Ostraca in the ISAC museum collection.

Desert Networks: The project focuses on the physical, economic and social networks that have linked the Egyptian Eastern Desert and have enabled people to survive in a hostile environment and to exploit its resources for almost two millennia, from the mid-second millennium BC until the late third-early fourth century AD.

The DCC (Dickinson College Commentaries): Latin and Greek texts for reading, with explanatory notes, essays, vocabulary, and graphic, video, and audio elements.

Dictionary of Art Historians: a biographical database of historians of western art history. A free, scholarly resource for scholars, students, and members of the public.

Digital Atlas of the Jewish World in Antiquity (586 B.C. – 640 A.D.): an interactive mapping of the archaeological findings and literary evidence about Jews around the world.

The Digital Classicist: a decentralised and international community of scholars and students interested in the application of innovative digital methods and technologies to research on the heritage of the ancient and historical worlds.

DCCMT (Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts): transliterations and translations of around a thousand published cuneiform mathematical tablets.

The Digital Coin Cabinet of the Institute of Classical Archaeology: digitised numismatic collection of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.

A Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies: a wide range of Greek texts and their Arabic counterparts, including a number of Arabic commentaries and important secondary sources. The texts can be consulted individually or side by side with their translation. The majority of texts can also be downloaded for further analysis.

Digital Corpus of Early Christian Churches and Monasteries in the Holy Land: database of recorded churches, monasteries, epigraphy, and literary sources.

Digital Encyclopedia of Atticism: investigating the theories of linguistic purism that were developed in ancient Greek culture, and the way in which they were received in later periods. The focus is Atticist lexica, ancient ‘dictionaries’ that collect linguistic features to be cultivated or avoided in correct Greek.

digitalEPIGRAPHY: an educational hub for Egyptologists, artists, illustrators, designers, and anybody who is interested in knowing more about digital documentation techniques applied to ancient Egyptian monuments.

Digital Plant Atlas: an international project that makes a unique contribution to the identification of seeds, fruits, and vegetative plant parts. The plant parts are depicted with high-quality color photos and scientific name.

Digital Rosetta Stone Project: online resource for finding out more about the actual ancient artifact, its contents, and how research of it progresses in the digital age.

Doug’s Archaeology: large list of journals with an archaeological focus.

DPDP (the Demotic Palaeographical Database Project): a digital reference work on Demotic palaeography based on a digital corpus of written records.

DRH (The Database of Religious History): searchable encyclopedia of the current best scholarly opinion on historical religious traditions and the historical record more generally.

DSA (Das Digitale Schott-Archiv): photographic archive (from the early 20th century) of Egyptian monuments and antiquities.

EbDA (Ebla Digital Archives): this project aims to provide a digital edition of the entire corpus of Ebla texts. It includes all documents published so far in the ARET series (“Archivi Reali di Ebla – Testi”) as well as in other monographs and journals.

eBL (The electronic Babylonian Library): online resources and electronic corpus of literature of Iraq of the first millennium BCE.

EETA (Early Egyptian Travel Accounts): collation and digital collection of post-antique travelogues about Egypt written prior to the Napoleonic Expedition (1798-1801).

ECCA (e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha): comprehensive bibliography of Christian Apocrypha research assembled and maintained by members of the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature (NASSCAL).

Egyptology Resources: collection of books and articles on Egyptological subjects which are freely accessible to anyone without the need for privileged access.

Enheduana: site about the works of the Akkadian princess, priestess, and poet/author. Also includes texts of her works and links to other resources about ancient Iraq.

Esagil Games: (teaching) resources and tools about ancient Mesopotamia.

ETANA (Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives): open access data (texts, archaeological projects, etc.) relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world.

ETCSL (The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature): a selection of nearly 400 literary compositions recorded on sources which come from ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and date to the late third and early second millennia BCE.

ETP (Etruscan Texts Project): an online editio minor of Etruscan inscriptions. When completed, the ETP database will include all Etruscan inscriptions that have been recovered and made public since 1990, the date at which Helmut Rix et al. Etruskische Texte (1991) went to press.

Euripides Scholia: the site offers the Scholia on Euripides, Orestes 1–500, part of a long-term project to provide an expandable and correctable open-access presentation of the Greek annotations found in ancient and medieval manuscripts of Euripides (or assembled separately from the text of the dramas).

FactGrid:Cuneiform Project: comprehensive ontology for all artifacts with cuneiform inscriptions.

FeedSax (Feeding Anglo-Saxon England): digital archive of bioarchaeological data and results from the FeedSax project. Including archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological findings, radiocarbon dates, stable isotope values, and photographic archive of charred grains used in destructive analyses.

Gardens of the Roman Empire: evidence for the garden culture of the Roman Empire in a searchable encyclopedic format.

Geographic Data for Ancient Near Eastern Archaeological Sites: a preliminary set of placemarks (ANE.kmz) for Google Earth of a selection of the most important archaeological sites in the Ancient Near East. Can also be found here.

Gertrude Bell Archive: online digitised collection of the photographs, diaries, letters, books, and papers of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926).

Godin Tepe Archives: digital archive of the excavation reports, finds, and specialist reports.

Grammateus: a research environment that offers a wide and analytic coverage of attested types of Greek documentary papyri from Egypt.

Haverford Digital Commentary Library: list of Open-Access commentaries on Latin and Greek texts.

The Hellenistic Astrology Website: online resource for researchers studying Hellenic astrology.

The Helmand Sistan Project: website of the only long-term, comprehensive archaeological survey and excavation project ever conducted in Southwest Afghanistan. Contains site information, research findings, and related resources.

Hittite Cult Inventories: digital archive of texts that report on the state of religious festivals, rites, cult objects, and cult supplies in a number of provincial towns and villages under Hittite control.

Hittite Online: background information and introduction to the Hittite language including brief bibliography and further useful links related to Hittite language and some Hittite language texts.

HiTop (Hittite Toponyms): list and database of Hittite Toponyms.

HUNAYNNET: a digital trilingual and linguistically annotated parallel corpus of Greek classical scientific and philosophical literature and the Syriac and Arabic translations thereof.

IACB (Iron Age Coins in Britain): comprehensive reference book for the typology of the Iron Age coins of Britain – 999 types of coins found in Britain from around the early to mid-2nd century BC through the 1st century AD.

ICAZ (International Council for Archaeozoology): their own website which has a useful resources page including conference proceedings, digital resources, and a bibliography of publications (all zooarchaeology related).

IIP (Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine): database of all of the previously published inscriptions (and their English translations) of Israel/Palestine from the Persian period through the Islamic conquest (ca. 500 BCE – 640 CE).

Images of Rome (The Rodolfo Lanciani Digital Archive): website that offers virtual access to a premier collection of historic depictions amassed by Rodolfo Lanciani (1845–1929).

Inscriptions of Libya: digital corpora of Greek and Roman epigraphy (inscriptions) of Libya.

IntraText: full-text Digital Library offering books and corpora as lexical hypertexts on Creative Commons License.

Inventory of Ancient Associations: private associations of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman worlds (ca. 500 BC to ca. AD 300).

Investigating Color in Roman Egypt: project and website devoted to investigating color in the Kelsey Museum’s world-renowned collection of Roman Egyptian objects.

IOSPE (Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea): corpus of ancient inscriptions from the northern coast of the Black Sea, titled Inscriptiones antiquae Orae Septentrionalis Ponti Euxini graecae et latinae.

ISAW (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World): Research centre of New York University. Has fellowship/research opportunities, some online resources, and regular talks/lectures – some of which are recorded.

ISOGEOCHEM: a mailing list of the isotope/geochemical community.

ISVR (Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome) – Digital Collections: digital collection of diaries, field notes, sketches, paintings, tracings, and photographs from early 20th archaeological and Classical research in Italy.

Itiner-e: a resource development project that will confront a unique challenge in the gazetteer eco-system: a gazetteer of historical roads to support the creation of linked open road datasets.

IWGP (The International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany): webpage of the IWGP, including information (with links) about their conference and journal.

Jemdet Nasr Digital Archive: digital archive of the Jemdet Nasr excavations and project.

JISCMail – Archaeology: collection of mailing lists with an archaeological focus, often by particular sub-disciplines.

Karten von Attika: digitisation of the Maps of Attica by the DAI (German Archaeological Institute) in the late 19th Century AD – includes mapping of the archaeology and natural landscape of Attica.

KELLIA (the Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance): project to to establish standards for digital Coptic projects, including for transcription of Coptic and metadata curation, and to create or adapt open-source tools for linguistic analysis and annotation. GitHub database here.

Kenchreai Ceramic Catalog: catalog illustrating the range of pottery and other ceramic objects found at the site of Kenchreai in Greece.

Kitchener’s Survey of Cyprus (1878-1883): digitised maps and locations of settlements etc. from the first triangulated survey of the island of Cyprus by Kitchener.

Kleros – The ancient Greek lottery database: information and database related to the study of drawing lots in the ancient Greek world.

Laetoli Production: digital collection of animal bones placed together as anatomical specimens, scanned in high definition.

Laman: Hittite name finder.

LARNA (Lived Ancient Religion in North Africa): project exploring how different local small-scale religious providers and entrepreneurs filtered, appropriated, adapted, instrumentalised, or even invented new religious offers in North Africa, between the Republic and the Late Empire Roman periods.

Latin Paleography: digital resource to assist scholars with reading and understanding ancient scripts written in the Latin script (not just in Latin).

LCP (The Levantine Ceramics Project): an open, interactive website focused on ceramics produced in the Levant from the Neolithic era (c. 5500 B.C.E.) through the Ottoman period (c. 1920 C.E.).

LERN (Libyan Epigraphy Research Network): a community of researchers and heritage professionals with an interest in the inscriptions of the ancient regions and territories that overlap with the area of modern Libya.

Learning Ancient Greek: a range of resources to support your study of the Ancient Greek language – through the Open University.

LiBER (Linear B Electronic Resources): a complete digital collection of the Linear B documents together with a search engine for the processing of logosyllabic scripts and Web-GIS functions for the topographical representation of the documents.

LibGloss (the Liber Glossarum): encyclopaedic glossary compiled from heterogeneous materials of various kinds (patristic, exegetical, encyclopaedic, scientific, grammatical, lexicographical) and homogeneous by nature, originating in VIIth century wisigothic Spain.

Logeion: online Latin and ancient Greek dictionary.

LoNAP (Land of Nineveh Archaeological Project): website of the project, and other related projects run by the Italian Archaeological Mission in Assyria (IAMA).

LHA (Lost Heritage Atlas): project mapping and cataloguing heritage (tangible and intangible) that has been lost forever.

LUX: Yale Collections Discovery: Find and connect with the cultural heritage collections across Yale’s museums, archives, and libraries in new ways and all in one place.

MAPPAOpenDATA: digital archaeological archive developed by the MAPPA Project team to preserve and disseminate the archaeographic documentation (Datasets) and grey literature (Reports) produced during archaeological surveys.

Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments: a topographical survey of the standing (from ancient to modern) historical monuments and architecture in the region from Iraqi Kurdistan and southeastern Anatolia (Türkiye) to southern Iraq.

MATABASE: a research tool for the study of ‘daily life’ scenes in Old Kingdom elite tombs.

Meketre: online repository of Egyptian Middle Kingdom scenes.

MENAdoc: provides Open Access digital documents with regard to the MENA (Middle East and North Africa)-region and to Islamic studies.

MesopOil: Digital data collection regarding vegetable oils and animal fats in Early Urban Societies of Syro-Mesopotamia.

Mora Sample Collection Project: 1200 material samples collected from heritage sites and monuments in ca. 35 countries. Mostly wall paintings, but also other heritage materials, such as ceramics, painted paper, textiles, stone, plaster, stucco, and glass.

MORTEXVAR: database (beta version) collects data of the ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts to digitise them, analyse them and make them accessible.

Museum of Stone Tools: hosts a diverse collection of high-quality open-access 3D models of stone artefacts from all over the world.

MWNF (Museums With No Frontiers): collection of online galleries and artefacts from multiple museums and countries.

Naomi F. Miller’s Website: includes a bibliography of archaeobotanical reports from the Near East.

The Narmer Catalog: a comprehensive database with all available information about archaeological objects with inscriptions related to Narmer, the first king of Ancient Egypt, and his regional predecessors from Dynasty 0.

Network for Working-Class Classicists: support network for Classicists (particularly students) from working-class backgrounds.

Nimrud – Materialities of Assyrian Knowledge Production: project and website that brings together as many as possible existing online resources on Nimrud.

Nomisma: digital resource for numismatic research.

OARE (Old Assyrian Research Environment): database to facilitate work with the Old Assyrian texts from the period of Kültepe Level II and Kültepe Level Ib.

OIMEA (Official Inscriptions of the Middle East in Antiquity): umbrella project that is intended to facilitate quick and easy access to a wide range of open-access editions of ancient Middle Eastern texts.

OmnesViae-Roman Route Planner: a reconstruction of an antique Roman map with internet technology.

OCRE (Online Coins of the Roman Empire): cataolgue and research tool for every published type of Roman Imperial Coinage from Augustus in 31 BC, until the death of Zeno in AD 491.

Online English-Georgian Catalogue of Georgian Numismatics: searchable digital catalogue of coins from Georgia.

Onomasticon: digital repository of known personal names from the Iron Age II southern Levant.

OAI (Open Art Images): search engine to find HD and copyright free reproductions of works of art (including ancient and archaeologicla works).

OpenDANES (Open Digital Ancient Near Eastern Studies): research network portal to promote the integration of computational approaches with traditional historical, archaeological and philological methods.

ORACC (Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus): corpus of cuneiform whose rich annotation and open licensing support the next generation of scholarly research.

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri: database of digitised images of the published papyri belonging to the Egypt Exploration Society and housed in the Sackler Library at Oxford.

Paizomen: database of video games set in Greek and Roman antiquity.

PALP (Pompeii Artistic Landscape Project): an online resource that supports sitewide discovery, mapping, analysis, and sharing of information about Pompeian artworks in their architectural and urban contexts.

Pandora: collection and accumulation of, mostly, isotope datasets and projects – also includes some radiocarbon, zooarchaeological, and archaeobotanical datasets.

Papyrus Projekt: digital catalogue and index of papyri stored in (mainly) German collections.

PAThs – Tracking Parchment and Payrus Paths: An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature: project and its associated website and resources to provide an in-depth diachronic understanding and effective representation of the geography of Coptic literary and manuscript production. In particular, the corpus of literary writings, almost exclusively of religious content, produced in Egypt between the 3rd and 13th centuries in the Coptic language.

PATRIMONIVM: project studyingthe political, social and economic role of the properties of the Roman emperors from Octavian/Augustus to Diocletian (44 BC – AD 284).

PBW (Prosopography of the Byzantine World): website with e-sources and others of a project indexing prosopographical reading of Byzantine Sources, 1025-1180.

PERAIA project: website (with associated resources) of project investigating landscapes, networks, and society along the ancient Libyan sea.

The Perseids Project: access to scholarship in Classics for students and members of the public at all levels of competence.

The Pharaonic Palace 3D project: 3D reconstruction project of the palace of Amenhotep III.

Philolog: a streamlined, user-friendly interface to the lexica in the Perseus Digital Library.

PHRC (Practicalities of Hellenistic Ruler Cults): digital libraryof cultic honours for Hellenistic political leaders and benefactors.

Pleiades: a community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. For databases.

PNM (Persons and Names of the Middle Kingdom): contains Egyptian Middle Kingdom personal names, people, written sources, titles, and dossiers of persons attested in various sources.

Project Gutenberg – Latin Texts: a few hundred ebooks in Latin, which are available in a variety of formats – Epub, Kindle, HTML and plain text. The texts are all out of copyright, and consist of older editions of classical texts (Virgil, Plautus, Propertius, Catullus, Caesar, Cicero, Tacitus, and more), as well as later Latin texts. A number of translations are also included in this category.

PropylaeumDok (Digital Repository Classical Studies): the full-text server of the Specialized Information Service Classics made available by the University Library of Heidelberg. It offers members of the worldwide academic community the opportunity to publish their texts in electronic format on the internet at no charge.

Prosobab: open access database of the recorded inhabitants of Babylonia between c. 620 and 330 BCE. Main focus is on individuals who lived in southern Mesopotamia under Persian rule (539-330 BCE), but it also includes the preceding period of the Neo-Babylonian Empire.

Proxeny Networks of the Ancient World: a database of proxeny networks of the Greek city-states.

Pseudo-Chrysostomica: an online database on the texts wrongly attributed to John Chrysostom.

PCO (Ptolemaic Coins Online): a research tool that will ultimately provide wide access to the coins listed in the print volumes of Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire by Catharine C. Lorber.

RAP (Roman Attica Project): a hub for disseminating research on Roman Attica and Athens.

RCIN Digital Repository of Modern Fruits and Seeds: digital collection of modern fruits and seeds created in the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków. Digital pictures show 685 species from 94 families which represent only a small portion (so far) of their carpological collection composed of over 27000 items.


Research Database of All Publically Available Samples of Gandharan Palettes/Toilet Trays: A CSV, xlsx and Accdb file with all public records of Gandhara Palettes with associated data .

Resources for teaching about the Ancient World: online/open-access articles, lesson plans, and websites about the Ancient World.

RIBo (The Royal Inscriptions of Babylonia online Project): digital archive of easily accessible and annotated (lemmatized) editions of all of the known Akkadian and Sumerian royal inscriptions from Babylonia that were composed between 1157 BC and 64 BC.

RINAP (The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period): digital archive of texts from the Neo-Assyrian period (between 744 BC and 609 BC).

roman-amphitheaters: a digital resource that collects information about Roman amphitheaters of the Roman Empire.

Roman Dacia: online resources for the study of the province of Dacia in the Roman period. See also, the Limes Project – studying Roman fortifications in Romania.

SCO (Seleucid Coins Online): online corpus of coins from the Seleucid period and regions.

SEDRA (Syriac Electronic Data Research Archive): a linguistic and literary database of the Syriac language and literature.

SigLA (The signs of Linear A: a paleographical database): open access database of all Linear A inscriptions.

SITAR (Sistema Informativo Territoriale Archeologico di Roma/ Geographic Archaeological Information System of Rome): digital dissemination of the scientific data on archaeological excavations in the city of Rome. A digital registry dedicated to Rome’s heritage, free for all to access and consult.

SLOnline (Soqotri Lexicon): a comprehensive lexicon of the Modern South Arabian Semitic language Soqotri, the mother tongue of more than 100.000 inhabitants of the island of Soqotra and the two nearby small islands of Abd al-Kuri and Samhah in the Arabian Sea.

Swiss Coffin Project: digital repository and project website cataloguing ancient Egyptian artefacts housed in Swiss museums.

TAY (Archaeological Settlements of Türkiye): database of all archaeological sites in Türkiye known through survey and/or excavation. Includes short summaries of the sites and finds with in-text citations.

Teach Ancient Egypt: a library of free teaching resources for learners of all levels to learn about the Ancient Egyptian world.

Telamon: a digital library of the ancient Greek inscriptions found in Bulgaria.

Textile-Dates: database of radiocarbon and historical dated textiles (1st millennium BC and AD).

TDENiM (Textes et documents de l’ENiM): bibliography and resources related to ancient Egypt [in French / en Français].

Theban Mapping Project: information about and mapping of locations of features of Ancient Thebes, The Valley of the Kings, and The Valley of the Queens and Western Wadis.

Thot Sign List: digital repertoire of hieroglyphic signs.

TIR-FOR (Tabula Imper Romani-Forma Orbis Romani): online open database of the Ancient Roman World. Archaeological sites, toponymy and cartographical data.

TLA (Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae): wide variety of Egyptian texts and writings, from terse labels to extensive narratives, including those produced by Egyptian scribes and recorded on the walls of temples and tombs, on stelae, papyrus, and ostraca, on tomb equipment, tools, vessels, and instruments.

TLHdig (Thesaurus Linguarum Hethaeorum digitalis): digital repository for the presentation of standard-compliant, searchable, and annotated transliterations of cuneiform manuscripts from Hittite tablet collections.

Trapezites: ancient currency conversion website and marketplace simulator.

Travelogues: collection of digitised graphic materials found in travel accounts of journeys to Greece and the eastern Mediterranean from the 15th century onwards.

TravelTrails: online database, which indexes, categorizes and analyses travelers’ accounts in the Eastern Mediterranean from the early sixteenth-century up to 1830.

Trismegistos People: personal names of non-royal individuals living in Egypt in documentary texts between 800 BC and AD 800.

Ugarit-Portal Göttingen: resource for Ugarit history and writing.

URAP (Ur Regional Archaeology Project) – Tell Khaiber archive: open-access digital archive of (translated) cuneiform tablets from Tell Khaiber.

Ushabtis: resource site about the old-Egyptian statuettes known as shabtis, ushabtis or ushebtis.

Vanth Image Database: collection of Vanth iconography. archaeological atlas of classical antiquity.

VRO (Virtual Reality Oracle project): aims to enhance historical understanding of ancient Greek oracle consultation and the oracle of Dodona. It is also exploring the role of VR in classrooms, museums and cultural settings.

VIEWS (Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems): website of project examining visual properties and visualisation of writing systems from Linear A and B and cuneiform to Egyptian hieroglyphs and Mayan.

Virtual World Heritage Lab: various 3D reconstructions and digitisations of archaeological finds and places.

Vööbus Syriac Manuscript Collection: database of film images of Syriac manuscripts.

Where is the Cuneiform?: an attempt to identify, digitally reunite, and align the histories of collections of cuneiform objects in colleges and universities in the United States.

WOODAN (Archaeological Wood Database): a collection of archaeological timber finds.

WoPoss (A World of Possibilities): resources (with corpus) as part of a project analysing evolution of modality in Latin literary and documentary texts.

WPAIP (Wisconsin Palmyrene Aramaic Inscription Project): digital corpus of Palmyrene Aramaic inscriptions.

Writing Sumerian: online corpus which currently comprises 113,770 Sumerian texts in 161,405 transliterations, dating from the Fara period to the Early Old Babylonian period.

The Zodia Glossary: cross-cultural lemmatized glossary with astronomical and astrological terminology from the ancient world (ca. 400 BCE – 300 CE) in Akkadian, Egyptian (Demotic), Greek, and, in the near future, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, Sanskrit, and other ancient languages.

ZOOARCH: a mailing list of the zooarchaeology community.

Overseas Research Institutions

Links to the websites of overseas research institutions, organised alphabetically by country of institute location. A useful resource as almost all of these institutions have fellowships and/or research grants, libraries, and can provide logistical help when performing research in the country where they are based.

ACMS (American Center for Mongolian Studies) – based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

AIIS (American Institute of Indian Studies) – Center for Art & Archaeology (CA&A) based in Gurugram, India.

CSH – (Centre for Human Sciences) – based in New Delhi, India.

EFEO (French School of the Far East) – has centres in countries from India to Japan.

IFRJ-MFJ (French Research Institute on Japan – the French-Japanese House) – based in Tokyo, Japan.

CEMCA (French Centre of Mexican and Central American Studies) – has centres in Mexico (Mexico City) and Guatemala (Guatemala City).

CBRL (Council for British Research in the Levant) – has centres in Jersusalem and Amman.

CEFREPA (French Centre for Research of the Arabian Peninsula) – based in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

IFPO (French Institute for the Near East) – covers Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories.

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