I.L.I.U.M. - Archaeological field data management in Android

ILIUM is a scientific software for collecting, standardizing, visualizing, analyzing and exporting archaeological data, both those coming from excavations or collected during architectural studies in elevation (i.e. "vertical stratigraphy" in some countries).

It runs on devices with Android OS (usually smartphone, tablets...)

The software has been designed in order to assist archaeologists and historians to collecting and exchanging data in a standardized format, to speed the recording operations and, to some extent, to guarantees the quality of data.
Furthermore, it allows exporting collected data in formatted (HTML) or unformatted (text) files, so that can be used in technical reports, scientific reports, publications, or can be passed to other software for further analysis.

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ILIUM is addressed to professional archaeologists, archaeological societies, amateur archaeologists (please consult the legislation in your Country), students...

ILIUM's main features:

  • Gathering stratigraphic data according to a well organized schema, derived from archaeological literature and field experience.

  • Automatic filling of inverse stratigraphic relationships (is above/is below, cut/is cut, etc...)

  • Automatic or semi-automatic filling of specific fields (automatic recognition of color by camera, detect orientation and slope...) while describing layers and structures.

  • Quality control and coherence correction of data.

  • Possibility to use integrated Munsell colors palette while describing a layer.

  • Filter and search data.

  • Export data for reports and presentations. Data can be formatted in different formats, suitable for printing or undertaking subsequent analysis: HTML, unformatted text, "Harris' matrix" (.dot) format.

  • Make statistics about volume of building activity according to historical periodization.

  • Currently languages available: English, Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Portuguese.

  • Possibility to chose periodization according to the cultural geographic horizon. (Europe, North America, Mesoamerica, South America). Please feel free to contact developers for more - or more personalized - periodization.