archaeological project data

On May 14, 2014, at 6:31 PM, Mike Austin wrote:

On Wed, 14 May 2014, Andrew Hendrickson wrote:

This is a long shot, but is anyone else at UVM deploying ARK?  It’s an open source application for recording archaeological project data.  I have a client interested in installing this on an appropriate server, but I thought I’d check to see if such a beast was already in use at UVM.

Not that I know of.  But it looks like this may run on our silk hosting environment pretty well if you are looking for a place to run it.  (and have someone who will be responsible for updating it and signing up for any security-related announcements for the product)


I told Andrew this sounded like a CTL project. He hooked me up with Parker VanValkenburgh, Ph.D. After small struggle, managed to get it installed on . But it is kinda sucky, difficult to use, several PHP coding errors. Parker also looking at one other system, entitled FAIMS, which is still in the latter stages of Alpha, I believe. Here is the link:


the wiki for the fairs server.


This wants Ubuntu, and installation on a portable ‘server’ than can be carried into the field, not necessarily with internet axis.

Implementing this lead to discovery of VirtualBox, a fee open source hyperviser virtual machine environment. Installed on my Mac, installed Ubuntu, and imported mt Parallels Windows 8 VM. See separate post for that.

Now waiting for FAIMS servers to come back online before proceeding

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