Anzac Gallipoli Archaeology Database

 

AGAD guide

See the Guide to AGAD which describes the feature and artefact types.

 

FAQs

  • What is the AGAD and what kind of information does it include?

    A description of the structure of the AGAD database can be found here. It contains a useful outline of how JHAS defined each feature type and how the data has been organised in the catalogue.

  • What is the purpose of the Anzac Gallipoli Archaeological Database (AGAD)?

    The main aim of the AGAD website is to make information from the JHAS surveys publicly available. It includes features and artefacts from the Gallipoli battlefield that were recorded during the archaeological field surveys and have good provenance information. This will enable other researchers, authors and the public to utilise well-documented information about the battlefield and its material culture. The AGAD also serves as a digital catalogue for the CUP book, The Anzac Battlefield: Gallipoli Landscape of War and Memory.

  • How do I search the AGAD catalogue?

    There are two ways to search data within the AGAD. The first is for a user-defined search using the ‘Search Database’ page, and the second is using the ‘Browse’ page

    Search Database page

    This has several options. The first is to use the text-based search box (top left) where you can enter a term (in the text box at top left) to be searched for in the defined fields of ‘FID’ (feature ID number), ‘Feature Type’, ‘Artefact No’, Artefact Type’, ‘Artefact Material’, or ‘Description’ (select one from the middle top pull-down menu) and click on ‘Search’ (top middle button). If there are any entries that contain the search term in the field you selected, then a list of entries from the catalogue will be displayed. You can click on each of these entries to see the details about each individual artefact or feature.

    You can also enter a term in the search box and search for this term in all of the fields at once  – enter a term in the search text box, then select ‘All fields’ from the middle top pull-down menu (this is the default selection) and then click the ‘Search’ button. If any of the fields contain the search term you entered, then a list of results with entries from the catalogue will be displayed. You can click on each of these entries to see the details about each individual artefact or feature.

    You can refine the list of results by selecting a particular type of Material, or Location from the ‘Advanced Search’ pull-down menus below, and this will refine the results list. For example if you have entered ‘bullet’ in the text search box, then you can select ‘Quinn’s Post’ from the ‘Location’ pull-down menu  to only show those bullets found at Quinn’s Post  – there are 5 bullets recorded by JHAS in the database.

    The second way under ‘Advanced Search’ you can select a particular feature type or artefact type from the respective pull-down menus and all of the features or artefacts of that type will be displayed as a list below the search boxes. You can click on each of these entries to see the details about each individual artefact. 

    You can refine your Advanced Search to look for specific types of features or artefacts at particular locations on the battlefield by selecting additional fields from each of the pull-down menus (‘Feature Type’, ‘Artefact Type’, ‘Artefact Material’, ‘Location’ and ‘Image’). By making these selections it will refine the entries displayed in the search results below. For example, you can select ‘barbed wire’ from the Artefact Type pull-down menu and also select ‘Quinn’s Post’ from the Location pull-down menu, and this will return all the entries of barbed wire that JHAS recorded at Quinn’s Post.

    It is important to click the ‘Reset’ button (top right) on the Search page before performing a new search, otherwise any new search parameters will only be searched from the previous search results.

    Browse page

    The Browse page provides a simplified version of the Search Database page. You can click on a particular Feature type, and Artefact type from each of the respective menu boxes and this will take you to a results page that lists all the entries in the catalogue of that particular feature or artefact type. You can also select a Location from the pull-down menu and search for all the features and artefacts that were recorded in that place in the battlefield. Clicking on any of these Browse options will take you to a search results list.

    Search Results lists

    The results of any search are displayed as a results list of all the entries held in the catalogue that correspond the particular search query entered.  You can click on each of these entries to see the details about each individual artefact or feature. At the top and the bottom of the Search Results list it will display the number of entries, e.g. by searching the location ‘The Nek’  the search results page at the bottom displays ‘Page 1 of 9 Results 1 - 10 of 84’, which means there are 84 entries of features and artefacts recorded by JHAS at The Nek. You can refine the search results at any time by selecting additional fields from the Advanced Search options..

  • How do I use the ‘Search Database’ page?

    The ‘Search Database’ page has two options – a text search box (top left) where you can enter a term (in the text box at top left) to search for in the defined fields of ‘FID’ (feature ID number), ‘Feature Type’, ‘Artefact No’, Artefact Type’, ‘Artefact Material’, or ‘Description’ (select one from the middle top pull-down menu) and click on ‘Search’ (top middle button). You can also search for your term under all of these fields at once by selecting ‘All Fields’ in the top middle pull-down menu. If there are any entries that contain the search term in the field you selected, then a list of entries from the catalogue will be displayed below in a search results list. You can click on any of these entries to see the details about each individual artefact or feature. The search results page at the bottom displays the number of entries found e.g. ‘Page 1 of 9 Results 1 - 10 of 84’.

    You can refine this list by selecting a particular type of Material, or Location from the ‘Advanced Search’ pull-down menus below, and this will refine the list. For example if you have entered ‘bullet’ in the text search box, then you can select ‘Quinn’s Post’ from the ‘Location’ pull down menu  to only show those bullets found at Quinn’s Post  – there are 5 bullets recorded by JHAS in the database.

    The second way under ‘Advanced Search’ you can select a particular feature type or artefact type from the respective pull-down menus and all of the features or artefacts of that type will be displayed as a list below the search boxes. You can click on each of these entries to see the details about each individual artefact. 

    You can refine your Advanced Search to look for specific types of features or artefacts at particular locations on the battlefield by selecting additional fields from each of the pull-down menus (‘Feature Type’, ‘Artefact Type’, ‘Artefact Material’, ‘Location’ and ‘Image’). By making these selections it will automatically refine the feature entries displayed in the search results below. For example, you can select ‘barbed wire’ from the Artefact Type pull-down menu and also select ‘Quinn’s Post’ from the Location pull-down menu, and this will return all the entries of barbed wire that JHAS recorded at Quinn’s Post.

    It is important to click the ‘Reset’ button (top right) on the Search page to clear the search results list before performing a new search, If you do not do this the search will only be performed on the previous list of search results instead of from the entire database.

  • How do I search for an individual type of feature or artefact?

    Using the Browse Database page, you can go to either the ‘Feature Types’ or ‘Artefact Types’ boxes and click on a particular artefact or feature type. This will take you to a search results page with a list of every entry in the database for that feature or artefact type. At the bottom of the Search Results page it will display the number of entries, e.g. by clicking on ‘Ordnance’ the search results page at the bottom displays ‘Page 1 of 42 Results 1 - 10 of 414’, which means there are 414 ordnance entries in the database. You can refine this results list by selecting additional fields in the Advanced Search pull-down menus above the list.

    Using the ‘Search the Database’ page, you can search for individual types of features or artefacts two ways. The first way you can enter a term into the top left ‘Search’ text box and then press search, e.g. enter ‘bayonet’ and select ‘Artefact type’ or ‘Description’ or ‘All Fields’ from the top middle pull-down menu, then press search. The available entries with that term in their description or other fields will be displayed below in a results list. You can click on each of these entries to see the details about individual artefacts or features.

    The second way under ‘Advanced Search’ you can select a particular feature type or artefact type from the respective pull-down menus and all of the features or artefacts of that type will be displayed as a list below the search boxes. You can click on each of these entries to see the details about each individual artefact. 

    You can refine your Advanced Search to look for specific types of features or artefacts at specific locations on the battlefield by selecting additional fields from each of the pull-down menus (‘Feature Type’, ‘Artefact Type’, ‘Artefact Material’, ‘Location’ and ‘Image’). By making these selections it will refine the feature entries displayed in the search results below. For example, you can select ‘personal item’ from the Artefact Type pull -down menu and also select ‘Pope’s Hill’ from the Location pull-down menu, and this will return one entry for the remains of a leather boot that JHAS recorded at Pope’s Hill.

    Remember to click the ‘Reset’ button (top right) on the Search page to clear the search results list before performing a new search. If you do not do this the search will only be performed on the previous list of search results instead of from the entire database.

    How do you search for an individual artefact if you already know the artefact or feature number?

    Using the ‘Search the Database’ page, you can search for individual features or artefacts by the FID (Feature ID number) or Artefact Number.

    Feature Number or FID

    To search for a feature by its ID number, you enter the number only (e.g. Feature 720 would be entered as ‘720’ only, or Feature 823.1 or F823.1 should be entered as '823.1') into the top left ‘search’ box and then select ‘FID” from the top middle pull-down menu, then click the ‘Search’ button beside it. The entry or entries for that Feature ID number will be displayed as a list below the search boxes. You can click on each of these entries to see the details about each individual entry with that FID number. Note that artefacts were also given FID numbers related to the features they were found associated with and so searching for a particular FID may return artefacts as well as features.

    Remember to click the ‘Reset’ button (top right) on the Search page to clear the search results list before performing a new search, If you do not do this the search will only be performed on the previous list of search results instead of from the entire database.

    Artefact Number

    To search for an artefact by its individual number, you enter the number only (do not include an ‘A’ in front of the number, e.g. for A300, just enter ‘300’ in the text search box) and then select ‘Artefact No.’ from the middle-top pull-down menu, then click the Search button. The artefact entry will appear below and you can click on this to see the full details of the entry.

  • How do I find entries on certain type of artefact?

    You can find entries on certain types of artefacts using either the ‘Browse’ or ‘Search Database’ pages.

    The Browse page provides a simplified version of the Search Database page. You can click on an Artefact type from a menu and this will take you to a results page that lists all the entries in the catalogue of that particular feature or artefact type. You can refine this list by selecting a particular type of Material, or Location from the ‘Advanced Search’ pull-down menus below, and this will refine the list to only show those artefacts of a particular material or from a particular place. For example, if you click on ‘Ceramic Sherd’ from the Browse menu it will list 142 entries. You can refine this list in the search results page, e.g. select ‘Lone Pine’ from the ‘Location’ pull-down menu, it will then refine the list to 42 entries. You can further refine this to display only SRD rum jar sherds by entering ‘SRD’ into the text search box at top right, and only the SRD ceramic sherds found at Lone Pine will be listed – there were 5 recorded by JHAS.

    On the Search Database page you can enter the name of a particular artefact type, or a particular object (e.g. button) and then make sure ‘All Fields’ is selected in the middle top pull-down menu, then click Search. This will return a list of all the buttons in the database. You can click on each of these entries to see the details about each individual entry with that FID number.

    You can refine this list by selecting a particular type of Material, or Location from the ‘Advanced Search’ pull-down menus below, and this will refine the list. For example if you have entered ‘button’ in the text search box, then you can select ‘No.1 Outpost’ from the ‘Location’ pull down menu  to only show those buttons found at No.1 Outpost – there is one New Zealand army uniform button, Artefact 1093.

    Remember to click the ‘Reset’ button (top right) on the Search page before performing a new search.

  • Where are the artefacts that are recorded in the AGAD?

    Artefacts recorded during the 2010 – 2014 surveys of the battlefield were either left in situ or were collected, analysed and stored in a repository in the Çanakkale Naval Museum. These artefacts are not currently on display. A selection of these artefacts was exhibited in 2015 as the, The Anzac Battlefield: Landscape of War and Memory exhibition at The Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne.

  • Can I obtain more detailed spatial information about features or artefacts?

    Although each artefact and feature was recorded to sub-metre accuracy we have chosen not to include information with high spatial accuracy in this website. The battlefield is under increasing pressure from tourism, and not all visitors to the battlefield understand the importance of leaving artefacts in their original context. Relic hunters target areas of the battlefield for artefacts and loot them for personal gain or private collections. We would ask that all who use the information provided here respect the need to leave artefacts in their context and not to use the information here for further looting of the battlefield. Researchers requiring detailed spatial information about the locations and findspots of features can contact us for further information on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • When were the features and artefacts recorded?

    All features and artefacts were recorded during the JHAS survey expeditions between 2010 – 2014. The exact date when a particular feature or artefact was recorded is listed in the detailed entry for each feature/artefact under ‘Survey Date’.

  • How do I contribute to AGAD or provide feedback?

    You can provide feedback on AGAD or contribute your knowledge about a specific feature or artefact shown in the catalogue by filling out our feedback form.

 

 

 

 

The data and images in the AGAD database are copyright © The department of Veterans' Affairs, Canberra, and are available under a CC-BY 4.0 licence [more information]

Photographs are the work of Antonio Sagona.