ArchaeoCore is an alternative metadata model for archaeology that foregrounds the site, maintaining the connection of the site to the object throughout its lifecycle. By preserving the context of archaeological finds, archaeologists and other researchers are able to gain access to critical information about the history of the objects and to re-aggregate dispersed materials in legacy collections. The first goal of the ArchaeoCore project is to establish a working model that is flexible enough to accommodate all types of archaeological metadata and to make it accessible to the public. As a result, ArchaeoCore is an attempt to develop a discipline-specific metadata framework that preserves site and project information, but is both flexible and practical enough to be used by excavation, library, archive, and museum professionals.

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