Archaeological Recording Kit

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Archaeological Recording Kit (ARK) is a web-based, open source software package for recording and disseminating archaeological data.[1][2] ARK is primarily designed for recording excavations, but can also be used for archaeological surveys, palaeoenvironmental research and collections management.[3]

ARK is based on the LAMP stack and MapServer, and is free software released under the GNU GPL.[4] It was developed by L-P Archaeology, a British commercial archaeology practice.[5][6]

The Fasti Online project was built using an ARK back-end, and demonstrates its usage beyond normal archaeological recording.[7]


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  3. ^ Poole, Nick. "Archaeological Recording Kit (ARK)". Collections Trust. Archived from the original on 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
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  5. ^ "About L-P". L-P Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  6. ^ "L - P : Archaeology". Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
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