The Iron-Age-Danube thesaurus is based on controlled vocabulary of Iron-Age-Danube database created in the frame of the Interreg Iron-Age-Danube project (www.iron-age-danube.eu). The purpose of the database is to gain an overview of archaeology of Iron Age sites, their touristic potential, and cultural protection status. The database is limited to the sites located in the Danube region including Austria, Hungary, Croatia, and Slovenia.
To avoid misconceptions and ambiguities resulting from the use of different translations for the same concept throughout the literature, the Iron-Age-Danube thesaurus offers a unified terminology and translations of its concepts to German, Hungarian, Croatian, and Slovenian language. In addition, a special attention was given to the possibility of linked data and reuse of existing standards, therefore many concepts in Iron-Age-Danube thesaurus are linked to existing vocabularies of Forum on Information Standards in Heritage (FISH) and Ontology Lookup Service (OLS).