Athena - Access Tool for Historical ecology and Environmental Archaeology

Researchers involved: Jan Luiten van Zanden and Thomas van Goethem

ATHENA envisions the creation of a historical database on flora and fauna species in cultural and natural contexts for the Netherlands. The ATHENA portal will hold information on historical contexts of human – nature relationships for a broad variety of plant and animal species and the landscapes and ecosystems they live(d) in. ATHENA does so by linking existing databases, but also by building and incorporating new ones.

For more information see the website here.

The project is based around a consortium of scholars based at Utrecht University, Radboud University Nijmegen, Alterra and Wageningen University.