COMING SOON: Digital atlas of traditional agricultural practices and food processing
In June 2016 the Digital Atlas of Traditional Agricultural Practices and Food Processing will appear. This book will consist of three volumes with ca. 1,990 pages and more than 3,000 photographs. See here for the web page dedicated to this new atlas and the latest news or use the menu on the left.
The Digital Plant Atlas project contains atlases and handbooks. Every atlas is published as a combination of book and website. The links here below will bring you to the websites that belong to the books which have been published so far. The website of the Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands is free for all since 2011, while some features of the websites belonging to the other atlases have limited access - for more information see further below.
The Digital Plant Atlas is an international project that makes a unique contribution to the identification of seeds, fruits, roots, tubers, bulbs, stem fragments, leaves, flowers, buds and resins. The plant parts are illustrated with high-quality colour photographs and accompanied by a scale and their scientific name. The local names in various languages are included in an index.
In 2006, the Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands appeared. In the beginning of 2010 the Digital Atlas of Economic Plants was published. The Digital Atlas of Economic Plants in Archaeology followed in 2012. We have also published two handbooks: the Handbook of Plant Palaeoecology in 2012, and the Handboek voor de Determinatie van Zaden en Vruchten in 2013. Later this year, this last handbook will appear in English as the A Manual for the Identification of Plant Seeds and Fruits.
Every atlas of the Digital Plant Atlas is published as a combination of book and website. The books contain full colour photographs of all the plant parts presented as well as extensive indices. The website consists of a free and a protected part. In the free part, which is accessible for all, one may browse through the Atlas and view all photographs in small format. In the protected part, which becomes accessible by purchasing the book, the photographs can be viewed in a larger format and examined in more detail. The Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands also has a Dutch and English search key based on seed and fruit characteristics, thus helping to name unknown specimens.The website belonging to the Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands has been free for all since 2011.
The authors and publishers
The Digital Plant Atlas is a joint project of the Groningen
Institute of Archaeology (GIA), the Community and Conservation
Ecology Group (COCON), both of the
University of Groningen (the Netherlands), and the
Institut (DAI, Berlin, Germany). The books are published by
Barkhuis in the Groningen Archaeological Studies series.
The databases have been designed and
In case of questions please contact the authors.
Newsletter and discount
If you would like to be kept informed of the publication of these atlases, please register for the mailing list of the Digital Plant Atlas. Whenever a new atlas appears, you will be offered the opportunity to order it with a 25% discount!
Origin of the Dutch coastal landscape. Long-term landscape evolution of the Netherlands during the Holocene, described and visualized in national, regional and local palaeogeographical map series
Magoúla Pavlína. A Middle Bronze Age site in the Soúrpi Plain (Thessaly, Greece)