The article describes the principles underlying the automated system of archaeological information processing (ASIP), “Terek”. It is part of a nationwide geographic information system, “Archaeological Sites of Russia”, designed at the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The system is based on information from archaeological reports which were submitted to the archives of the IA RAS. Currently, under Russian Science Foundation Project No. 14-1803755, fi eld data from the reports of 2009–2012 are being entered into “Terek”. At the present time, the system contains a brief description of approximately 20,000 sites and locations where no archaeological remains have been revealed by surveys. Open access cartographic systems enable automated mapping of sites based on Internet geoservers such as Google.Maps, Yandex.Maps, and SAS.Planeta. Examples of such mapping are provided.
Keywords: Archaeological heritage protection, geo information systems, databases, archaeological sites, archival materials, fi eld reports.