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Between 1946 and 1987 the International Association for Classical Archaeology (AIAC) published the Fasti Archaeologici. It contained very useful summary notices of excavations throughout the area of the Roman Empire. However, spiraling costs and publication delays combined to render it less and less useful. AIACs board of directors thus decided in 1998 to discontinue the publication and to seek a new way of recording and diffusing new results. The Fasti Online is the result of this effort.

The aim of the site is to provide a database of excavations since 2000, providing a record in English and in the local language for each season. We do not pretend to offer information on all sites being excavated, and certainly not on those excavated in the past, or never excavated. Each participating country is responsible for uploading the data it gathers: some countries’ records are more complete than others.

The project was started with the support of the Packard Humanities Institute, to which we remain very grateful. It has subsequently developed partnerships with ICCROM, and the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy at the University of Texas at Austin, where the project will be housed on the University’s computers.

The project is now generously supported by the Baron Lorne Thyssen, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies,the Classical Association and the Oxford Journal of Archaeology. As part of the European Project ARIADNE we will receive 20% matching funds to continue the project over the next four years. The Ukrainian sites receive additional support from the Ukrainian Studies Fund of Harvard University.

We are pleased to announce that the splendid Chronique des fouilles en ligne / Archaeology in Greece Online, run by the French School at Athens and the British School at Athens, and Fasti Online can now be searched simultaneously through Fasti Online’s search engine. Credit for this collaboration must go to Catherine Bouras and Louis Mulot of the EFA and Michael Johnson of L-P Archaeology.

FASTI is eager to welcome and support the entry of new countries into the project. For information on how to join FASTI contact Elizabeth Fentress,

Scientific Committee: Michael Crawford, Stefano De Caro, Luigi Malnati, Adam Rabinowitz, Christopher Smith

Scientific Director: Elizabeth Fentress

Project Manager for Italy: Helga Di Giuseppe

Social Media Manager: Alberto Martín Esquivel

Software and technical support: L - P : Archaeology

Using and Citing Fasti Records

Unless otherwise stated, all Fasti Online Data is licensed by AIAC under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) license. As such, you are free to share, use and remix Fasti data, as long as you attribute the source data accordingly. When citing Fasti Site Records, please refer to the URL of the site and the date accessed. When citing Fasti Season Summaries please cite the summary authors, the year of the intervention, the URL and the date accessed.

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