Recording, sharing and linking micromorphological data: A two-pillar database system

Sarah Lo Russo, David Brönnimann, Christine Pümpin, Kristin Ismail-Meyer, Philippe Rentzel, Rita Gautschy, Johannes Wimmer, Yannick Devos, Karin Nys

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In archaeological soil and sediment micromorphology, research is grounded in observations made with petrographic microscopes. These observations are recorded using standardised terms and microphotographs. The two-pillar database system allows a user-friendly recording of these observations with I-GEOARCHrec and the possibility to link these data to field pictures and microphotographs publicly available in I-GEOARCHive.
Original languageEnglish
Article number0220361
Number of pages7
JournalOpen Archaeology
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2024

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding information: This research was supported by a strategic research project funded by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (grant no. SRP 64), Weave research project “Welcome to the Dark Side – Disclosing the Invisible Stages of Medieval Organization through the Integrated Study of European Dark Earths” funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO; grant no. FWOAL1057), the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant no. 205278), and the Department of Environmental Science of University of Basel.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2024 the author(s), published by De Gruyter.


  • geoarchaeology
  • archaeological soil micromorphology
  • database
  • open science


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