VISEAD aims to build on the established Strategic Environmental
Archaeology Database (SEAD) platform by adding support for
cutting edge methods in archaeological science.
The project also aims to facilitate the use of multidisciplinary
archaeological research data by regional government, consultants
and with other infrastructure. It will do this in a collaborative
venture uniting four archaeological research laboratories with a
professional development team and stakeholders, including
Västerbotten County Administrative Board (LST) and consultants.
Project staff will undertake the systematic analysis and entry of
new data types, including dendrochronology and wood analyses,
compound specific stable isotopes, lipids and ceramic geochemistry.
A globally unique platform will be created by adding these data to
SEAD's current catalogue including insects, plants, pollen, soil
chemistry and more.
VISEAD will be a resource for a broad spectrum of research
fields from archaeology and geology to health, conservation and
heritage studies. It will enable the interdisciplinary study of
long-term aspects of global challenges at an unprecedented scale
and complexity. The system will also help heritage management
organizations engage in advanced projects, including the analysis
of the risks posed to cultural heritage by climate change. All data
will be quality assured and made available through online Open
For more information, please contact: Philip Buckland