Geographical scope

The initial geographical scope is primarily Sweden, Scandinavia and Europe, reflecting the contents of the initial main data sources: The Environmental Archaeology Lab (MAL) at Umeå University, and the BugsCEP dataset.  Further partnerships are being established in order to incorporate or collaborate with other datasets in the future, and a data exchange/mirroring partnership exists with the internationally renowned Neotoma paleoecology database and community. A long term plan is for SEAD form the national database infrastructure for a Consortium of Archaeological Research Laboratories (ArchLab).

As part of the VISEAD project data from three of the members of ArchLab will be ingested during a 3-year period. These labs are The Laboratory for Ceramic Research and The Swedish National laboratory for wood anatomy and dendrochronology at Lund University, and The Archaeological Research Lab at Stockholm University.

The pictures below give an indication of the geographical scope of the data currently in, or being processed for ingestion into, SEAD. With time all of these datasets and more will be available online as virtual constiutent databases.


Currently in SEAD


The full extent of sites in currently in SEAD


MAL Dataset

The distribution of sites in the MAL dataset


Bugs dataset

The distribution of sites in the Bugs dataset


Planned for ingestion


KFL Ceramic thin section dataset

The distribution of sites in the KFL dataset


VDL pilot project dataset

The distribution of sites digitalized as part of the dendro pilot project (2012)