The Open Archaeology Software Suite

Open Archaeology is an umbrella-project that will host a number of sub-projects. While functional at a component level these sub-projects are intended to interoperate creating a complete AIS (Archaeological Information System), including the components necessary to manage the organisation carrying out the archaeology.

Open Archaeology is first a concept or philosophy, with the 3 primary strands of open data, open standards and open source. More information can be found at the Open Archaeology homepage ( The philosophy has been around for some time; the software project started during 2006 by Oxford Archaeology (, and was moved to Launchpad in 2007.

The initial code contributions came from Oxford Archaeology as part of that organisation's commitment to the Open Archaeology philosophy; there are many more people and organisations interested in participating. If you are one of them, don't hesitate to join in!