For publications using the BugsCEP database or Bugs dataset, which is now ingested into SEAD, click here.

Publications about SEAD and its technology

Buckland, P. I., & Sjölander, M. 2022. Approaches to research data infrastructure for archaeological science. In Digital heritage and archaeology in practice : data, ethics, and professionalism (pp. 109–134).

Edvardsson, J., Hansson, A., Sjölander, M., von Boer, J., Buckland, P. I., Linderson, H., … Hammarlund, D. 2022. Old wood in a new light : an online dendrochronological database. International Journal of Wood Culture. Epub ahead of print.

Buckland, P. I., Sjölander, M., von Boer, J., Roger, M., & Linderholm, J. 2022. The intricate details of using research databases and repositories for environmental archaeology data. ArcheoLogica Data, 2, 15–29.

Uhen, M.D., Buckland, P.I., Goring, S.J., Jenkins, J.P. & Williams, J.W., 2021. The EarthLife Consortium API: an extensible, open-source service for accessing fossil data and taxonomies from multiple community paleodata resources. Frontiers of Biogeography.

Buckland P.I., Sjölander M., Eriksson E.J. (2018) Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database (SEAD). In: Smith C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer, Cham. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_833-2

Buckland, P. I. 2014. SEAD – The Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database. Inter-linking multiproxy environmental data with archaeological investigations and ecology. In: Graeme Earl, Tim Sly, Angeliki Chrysanthi, Patricia Murrieta-Flores, Constantinos Papadopoulos, Iza Romanowska & David Wheatley (Ed.), CAA2012, Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Southampton, England. Amsterdam. Download pdf here

Buckland, P.I., Eriksson, E.J. & Palm, F. 2014. SEAD – The Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database, Progress Report Spring 2014. MAL reports nr. 2014-13. Environmental Archaeology Lab. Umeå University. 46 pp. Download pdf here.

Buckland, P.I. 2011. Freeing information to the people. International Innovation, EuroFocus, 2011 Issue 4: Nordic Spotlight, pp. 51-53. Download pdf here, or see the whole issue here

Buckland, P.I. 2010. Environmental Archaeology, Climate Change and E-Science. Skytteanska Samfundets årsbok, Thule. Download pdf here

Buckland, P.I. 2010. SEAD – The Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database. An international research cyber-infrastructure for studying past changes in climate, environment and human activities. Journal of Northern Studies. No.1 2010. Download pdf here

Buckland, P.I., Eriksson, E.J., Linderholm, J., Viklund, K., Engelmark, R., Palm, F., Svensson, P., Buckland, P.C., Panagiotakopulu, E. & Olofsson, J. 2010. Integrating Human Dimensions of Arctic Palaeoenvironmental Science: SEAD – The Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38 (2), pp. 345-351. Download pdf here or DOI:10.1016/j.jas.2010.09.011

Buckland, P. I., Olofsson, J. & Engelmark, R. 2006. Planning Report: SEAD. Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database. MAL rapports nr. 2006-031. Environmental Archaeology Lab. Department of Archaeology & Sámi Studies. Download pdf here

Meissner, K., Buckland, P.I., Linderson, H. & Hammarlund, D. 2012. Pilotprojekt ”Dendro-databas” i SEAD April 2012-juni 2012. MAL rapporter nr. 2012-23. Umeå universitet & Lunds universitet. (In Swedish). Download pdf here

Palm, F. 2009. Abstracting query building for multi-entity faceted browsing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2009, Volume 5822/2009, 53-63. DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-04957-6_5

Publications using or citing SEAD

Pilotto, F., Rojas, A., & Buckland, P. I. 2022. Late Holocene anthropogenic landscape change in northwestern Europe impacted insect biodiversity as much as climate change did after the last Ice Age. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences, 289(1977).

Opitz, R., Strawhacker, C., Buckland, P. I., Cothren, J., Dawson, T., Dugmore, A., … Thompson, P. 2021. A Lockpick’s Guide to dataARC: Designing Infrastructures and Building Communities to Enable Transdisciplinary Research. Internet Archaeology, 56.

Foka, A., Cocq, C., Buckland, P.I. & Gelfgren, S. 2021. Mapping socio-ecological landscapes: geovisualization as method. In Routledge international handbook of research methods in digital humanities. Oxon & New York: Routledge. pp. 203-217.

Pilotto, F., Dynesius, M., Lemdahl, G., Buckland, P. C. & Buckland, P. I. (2021). The European palaeoecological record of Swedish red-listed beetles. Biological Conservation 260, 109203.

Stilborg, O. 2021. A study of the representativity of the Swedish ceramics analyses published in The Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database (SEAD). Fornvännen 116. Stockholm.

Williams, J. W., Grimm, E. C., Blois, J. L., Charles, D. F., Davis, E. B., Goring, S. J., Graham, R. W., Smith, A. J., Anderson, M., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Ashworth, A. C., Betancourt, J. L., Bills, B. W., Booth, R. K., Buckland, P. I., Curry, B. B., Giesecke, T., Jackson, S. T., Latorre, C., Nichols, J., Purdum, T., Roth, R. E., Stryker, M. & Takahara, H. (2018). The Neotoma Paleoecology Database, a multiproxy, international, community-curated data resource. Quaternary Research, 89(1), pp. 156–177.

Kohler, T. A., Buckland, P. I., Kintigh, K. W., Bocinsky, R. K., Brin, A., Gillreath-Brown, A., Ludäscher, B., McPhillips, T.M., Opitz, R., & Terstriep, J. (2018). Paleodata for and from archaeology. PAGES Magazine, 26(2), 68–69.

Karlsson, N. (2017). Kulturmiljöer och klimat i Västerbottens län : analys av konsekvenserna av ett förändrat klimat (Miljöarkeologiska Laboratoriets Rapporter). Umeå: Umeå Universitet. Retrieved from

Vickers, K. & Buckland, P.I. 2015. Predicting island beetle faunas by their climate ranges – the tabula rasa/refugia theory in the North Atlantic. Journal of Biogeography.

Buckland, P.I. 2014. The Bugs Coleopteran Ecology Package (BugsCEP) database: 1000 sites and half a million fossils later. Quaternary International Special Issue: Russell Coope Honorary volume.

Buckland, P.I. & Buckland, P.C. 2014. BugsCEP, an entomological database twenty-five years on. Antenna (Journal of the Royal Entomological Society) 38(1), 21-28.

Eriksson, T. & Lindahl, A. 2013. The Handicrafts of Iron Age Pottery in Scandinavia: Regionalities and Traditions. Lund Archaeological Review 18 (2012), pp. 45-60

Richards, J. D., Niven, K., & Jeffrey, S. 2013. Preserving Our Digital Heritage: Information Systems for Data Management and Preservation. In Visual Heritage in the Digital Age (pp. 311-326). Springer London.

Buckland, P.I. & Buckland, P.C. 2012. Species found as fossils in Quaternary sediments. In Duff, A.G., Checklist of Beetles of the British Isles, 2nd Edition. A.G. Duff, Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom. pp. 127-130.

Buckland, P.I., Buckland, P.C. & Olsson, F. 2014. Paleoentomology: Insects and other Arthropods in Environmental Archaeology. In Smith, C., Lanteri, C., Reid, J., Smith, J. & Krauss, T.M. (in press). The Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer.

Grabowski, R. 2011. Changes in cereal cultivation during the Iron Age in southern Sweden: a compilation and interpretation of the archaeobotanical material. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 20(5), 479-494. DOI:10.1007/s00334-011-0283-5

Reitz, Elizabeth J. & Shackley, Myra. 2012. Environmental Archaeology. Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique. Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4614-3337-8 (Print) 978-1-4614-3339-2 (Online).