The
Documentary Archaeology 
of Late Medieval Europe

DALME

The Documentary Archaeology of Late Medieval Europe

The goal of DALME is to increase our understanding of Europe’s material horizons during the later Middle Ages, an era when changing patterns of production and consumption altered the material world and transformed the relationship between people and things. We aim to accomplish this by developing a publicly accessible and fully searchable online database of material culture based on household inventories and other textual sources from the period. Along the way, we hope to develop open standards and protocols for the nascent practice of documentary archaeology.

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Support

We are grateful to the following organizations for supporting the project:

Resources

DOCUMENTATION

White papers and documents explaining the project’s methods and developing standards, as well as source code.

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PUBLICATIONS

Books, articles, and public presentations showcasing the project or research based on the DALME collection.

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DIGITAL ASSETS

Digital Asset Management System containing images of the inventories in the DALME collection (login required).

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DATABASE

Access to prototype version of the DALME online database (login required).

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