Data model

OpenATLAS mainly deals with 4 types of information:

  • Physical entities like archaeological sites, finds, stratigraphical units
  • Human entities like persons, groups of persons and institutions/organisations
  • Temporal entities like activities, events, phases, actions
  • Sources like articles, images, documents, that refer to other entities

Entities of the various classes may be related to other entities and OpenATLAS automatically creates links beetween them if necessary.

Archaeological sites can be documented from the top level of the site itself and be subdivided in detail down to the level of finds. Also stratigraphical hierarchies are implemented.

Entities and their relations in OpenATLAS
Entities and their relations in OpenATLAS