This article gives an overview of the current situation regarding digital archaeology in the Netherlands and how it is connected with worldwide innovations.

With almost 120,000 datasets, our new Data Station Archaeology is the central place where you can easily store, find, share and publish archaeological data online. A large amount of easily searchable reports, photographs, tables and field drawings ready for reuse.


DANS has launched its Data Station Archaeology, the place where the Dutch archaeological research community can store, find, share and publish their data online. Biggest advantages: the large amount of easily searchable data, support for all Creative Commons licenses, the possibility of version control, working with living data and sharing with others.

In the “Featured” section, we cover interesting datasets and research. This time the focus is on ancient excavations. Data Station Manager Archaeology Hella Hollander looks back on her time as an archaeology student and shares her personal experience.

To reach a common picture on how FAIR and metadata are connected and what guidance can be given to properly provide metadata in order to claim your (spatial) data are FAIR, the Netherlands Geodetic Commission (NCG) organises a workshop for scientists and data stewards working with geospatial data. The workshop shall take place in the afternoon of the 7th of July at the WUR Campus (Omnia building) in Wageningen.

IPERION HS Academy is glad to announce the 1st Training Camp to be held in Burgos and Atapuerca UNESCO archaeological site (Spain), on July 11-15th, 2022.

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the DANS Data Trail Data Management Tools for Archaeologists took place online. During the workshop, we zoomed in on the ARIADNEplus tool, which helps archaeologists create a data management plan. We take you through the highlights of this workshop.

DANS has launched a survey in the framework of the consortium to map out the Dutch heritage sciences. We invite members of the network to fill out the survey and to share their needs regarding the network.