About Arkwork

Archaeology is everywhere. Archaeological knowledge and knowledge of archaeology is relevant in different sectors of life from scholarly research of the past and land development to schools, museums and local community groups. In spite of this, the current understanding of how archaeologists work and how archaeological knowledge is produced and used is fragmented and incomplete.

COST-ARKWORK is a network funded by the COST scheme that brings together the multidisciplinary work of researchers of archaeological practices in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use. The aim of the network is to make a major push forward in the current state-of-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society.

The focus of ARKWORK is on training the next generation of scholars and stakeholders by involving future leaders of research but also high profile experts employed by the industry and public organisations through events and visits to foreign institutions is a key to the longevity of the outcomes.

More information about COST-ARKWORK


Action Fact Sheet:
Download AFS as .RTF

Memorandum of Understanding:
Download MoU as PDF

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About the Working Groups

Arkwork is divided into four Working groups, which focus on different aspects of archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment.


Working Group 1: Archaeological Fieldwork

Working Group 2: Knowledge production and archaeological collections

Working Group 3: Archaeological knowledge production and global communities

Working group 4: Archaeological scholarship

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About COST

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework.

Its mission is to enable break-through scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts
and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities.
It allows researchers, engineers and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and take new initiatives
across all fields of science and technology, while promoting multi- and interdisciplinary approaches. COST
aims at fostering a better integration of less research intensive countries to the knowledge hubs of the
European Research Area. The COST Association, an International not-for-profit Association under Belgian
Law, integrates all management, governing and administrative functions necessary for the operation of the
framework. The COST Association has currently 36 Member Countries.

For more information about COST