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What is Stratify?

Stratigraphy is a method for relative dating of archaeological contexts. The Harris diagram visualises the relative chronology of a site with a diagram that shows the contexts and their stratigraphic relationships. The aim of the program Stratify is to lay out the Harris diagram automatically, taking all the available information on chronology and groupings into account. Stratify stores the data of the contexts and their stratigraphic relationships in a data base. Interactive and automatic checks are also supported in order to detect inconsistent, missing, or contradictory relationships.

Stratify group display   Features:
  • Unit and relationship data bases
  • Displaying phases
  • Dealing with groupings
  • Thematic box styles
  • Term file management
  • Coordinate projection
  • Interactive and automatic checks
  • Combine absolute dates and stratigrgaphic relationships by monotone regression
  • Output formats: BMP, JPG, DXF, HPGL, MapInfo, SVG, WMF
  • Data base import and export formats: csv, DBASE

Papers on Stratify

Herzog, I., 2002, Possibilities for Analysing Stratigraphic Data, CD of the Workshop "Archäologie und Computer" held in Vienna 2001. PDF file on CD. Phoibos Verlag, Vienna 2002.

Herzog, I., 2004, Group and Conquer A Method for Displaying Large Stratigraphic Data Sets. In: Enter the Past. The E-way into the Four Dimensions of Cultural Heritage. CAA 2003. BAR Int. Ser. 1227, 423-426.

Herzog, I., 2004, Datenstrukturen zur Analyse archäologischer Schichten. Archäologische Informationen 26/2, 2003, 457-461.

Herzog, I., 2006, No News from Stratigraphic Computing? Paper presented at the Workshop 10 "Archäologie und Computer. Kulturelles Erbe und neue Technologien" held in Vienna 2005. PDF file on CD. Phoibos Verlag, Vienna 2006.

Herzog, I.; Hansohm, J. 2008, Monotone Regression A Method for Combining Dates and Stratigraphy. Paper presented at the Workshop 12 "Archäologie und Computer. Kulturelles Erbe und neue Technologien" held in Vienna 2007. PDF file on CD. Phoibos Verlag, Vienna 2008.