Although databases in themselves are useful resources, they are greatly enhanced by the addition of advanced data retrieval and analysis tools. The SEAD project is developing a number of essential tools for analysing and visualising palaeoecological data.
The SEAD project aims to provide a comprehensive suite of online tools for retrieving, adding, altering, analysing and visualising the contents of the database. The majority of these will be made available via the new interface. A workflow is also being established for data entry and all new uploaded data will pass through a clearing house to ensure that everything is correct and complete.
The SEAD team are also coordinating with the Neotoma consortium and HUMlab in order to provide globally accessible and intuitive access to environmental archaeology data (see collaboration for more info.)
The new SuperSEAD interface is available for use, and we appreciate any feedback from our users, so that we can keep improving it for the future!