Publications and other outputs


Accepted/in press

Ikkala, Esko, Eero Hyvönen, Heikki Rantala and Mikko Koho: Sampo-UI: A Full Stack JavaScript Framework for Developing Semantic Portal User Interfaces. Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability. Accepted/in press. pdf

Rohiola, Ville, and Jutta Kuitunen. Cooperative Platforms for Curating and Managing Digitally Recorded Finds Data: Metal-detecting and FindSampo in Finland, in A. Stevenson (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Museum Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University press. Accepted/in press.

Thomas, Suzie, Anna Wessman, Esko Ikkala, Jouni Tuominen, Mikko Koho, and Eero Hyvönen. (Co-)Creating a Sustainable Platform for Finland’s Archaeological Chance Finds: The Story of FindSampo. In E. Watrall and L. Goldstein (eds) Digital Heritage and Archaeology in Practice. Gainsville: University Press of Florida. Accepted/in press.


Anafi, Babatunde: Representing and Using Temporal Linked Data in Semantic Cultural Heritage Portals. MSc Thesis (in English), University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science, March, 2021.

Hyvönen, Eero: Löytösampo: kansalaisten arkeologiset löydöt semanttisessa webissä (FindSampo: Archaeological Finds on the Semantic Web). May, 2021. Järjestelmän lyhyt esittely. pdf

Hyvönen, Eero, Heikki Rantala, Esko Ikkala, Mikko Koho, Jouni Tuominen, Babatunde Anafi, Suzie Thomas, Anna Wessman, Eljas Oksanen, Ville Rohiola, Jutta Kuitunen and Minna Ryyppö. 2021. Citizen Science Archaeological Finds on the Semantic Web: The FindSampo Framework. Antiquity 95(382).


Anafi, Babatunde, Mikko Koho and  Eero Hyvönen: Temporal Visualization and Data Analysis of Archaeological Finds: Case FindSampo. Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT 25), Museum Stadt Archäologie Wien, Nov, 2020. Posters. pdf

Dobat, Andres, Pieterjan Deckers, Stijn Heeren, Michael Lewis, Suzie Thomas and Anna Wessman. 2020. “Towards a Cooperative Approach to Hobby Metal Detecting: The European Public Finds Recording Network (EPFRN) Vision Statement.” European Journal of Archaeology 23(2): 272-292

Hassanzadeh, Pejam, Eero Hyvönen, Esko Ikkala, Jouni Tuominen, Suzie Thomas, Anna Wessman and Ville Rohiola. 2020. FindSampo Platform for Reporting and Studying Archaeological Finds Using Citizen Science. 3rd Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web (WHiSe 2020), pp. 33-40, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 2695, June, 2020. pdf link

Hyvönen, Eero. 2020 Semantic Sampo Portals for Digital Humanities Based on a National Linked Open Data Infrastructure. Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries. 5th Conference, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2020. Vol-2612. pdf link

Hyvönen, Eero. 2020. Sampo Model and Semantic Portals for Digital Humanities on the Semantic Web. DHN 2020 Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries. Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th Conference, pp. 373-378, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 2612, Riga, Latvia, October, 2020. pdf link

Pitblado, Bonnie and Suzie Thomas. 2020. Unravelling the Spectra of Stewards and Collectors. Antiquity 94(376): 1077-1079.

Thomas, Suzie and Bonnie Pitblado. 2020. “The Dangers of Conflating Responsible and Responsive Artefact Stewardship with Illicit and illegal collecting.Antiquity 94(376): 1060-1067 (open access)

Wessman, Anna. 2020. Metalldetektering i Finland: En framgångshistoria? In: Metalldetektering inom arkeologi och forskning, pp. 94–109. Ljunge, M. (ed.), Örebro Länsmuseum, Örebro.


Hassanzadeh, Pejam. 2019. FindSampo: A Citizen Science Platform for Archaeological Finds on the Semantic Web. Masters Thesis, Aalto University (open access)

Rohiola, Ville. 2019. Emalikoristeinen hevosenkenkäsolki: roomalaisaikainen löytö Pohjois-Savosta. M. Niukkanen & S. Perälä (Eds.), Monttu auki – arkeologisia kenttätutkimuksia II. Museoviraston julkaisuja 12, Finnish Heritage Agency. 28–33.

Wessman, Anna, Suzie Thomas and Ville Rohiola. 2019. “Digital Archaeology and Citizen Science: Introducing the goals of FindSampo and the SuALT project.” SKAS 2019(1): 2-17

Wessman, Anna, Suzie Thomas, Ville Rohiola, Mikko Koho, Esko Ikkala, Jouni Tuominen, Eero Hyvönen, Jutta Kuitunen, Helinä Parviainen, Marianna Niukkanen. 2019. Citizen Science in Archaeology: Developing a Collaborative Web Service for Archaeological Finds in Finland. In J. Jameson and S. Musteaţă (eds) Transforming Heritage Practice in the 21st Century: Contributions from Community Archaeology. Springer. pp. 337-352.

Wessman, Anna, Suzie Thomas, Ville Rohiola, Jutta Kuitunen, Esko Ikkala, Mikko Koho and Eero Hyvönen. 2019. A Citizen Science Approach to Archaeology: Finnish Archaeological Finds Recording Linked Open Database (SuALT).  In: C. Navarretta, M Agirrezabal, and B. Maegaard (eds) DHN 2019, Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic countries 4th Conference. Copenhagen. pdf link


Deckers, Pieterjan, Andres Dobat, Natasha Ferguson, Stijn Heeren, Michael Lewis, and Suzie Thomas. 2018. “The Complexities of Metal Detecting Policy and Practice: A Response to Samuel Hardy, ‘Quantitative Analysis of Open-Source Data on Metal Detecting for Cultural Property’ (Cogent Social Sciences 3, 2017).Open Archaeology 4(1): 322-333.

Rohiola, Ville. 2018. “Metallinetsintä ja sen harrastaminen osana kulttuuriympäristön tutkimusta“. Kulttuuriympäristömme. 

Thomas, Suzie. 2018. “Responsible metal detecting“. In S. Lopez Varela (ed.) The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. Wiley.

Thomas, Suzie. 2018. “Metal Detecting in Focus Again — A Response to Immonen and Kinnunen, Winkley, Hardy, and Rogerson.” Public Archaeology 15(4): 245-248.

Thomas, Suzie, Anna Wessman, Jouni Tuominen, Mikko Koho, Ulla Salmela, Ville Rohiola, Eero Hyvönen, and Esko Ikkala. 2018. “SuALT: Collaborative Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Finds and Public Engagement through Linked Open Data.” In: DHN (Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries) 2018 Book of Abstracts, Helsinki.


Wessman, Anna, Leena Koivisto, and Suzie Thomas. 2016. “Metal Detecting in Finland-An Ongoing Debate.Open Archaeology 2(1): 85-96.


“Sampo” Model and Semantic Portals for Digital Humanities on the Semantic Web. Eero Hyvönen, Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries conference, 2020

SuALT: Collaborative Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Finds and Public Engagement through Linked Open Data – poster first presented at the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries conference, 7-9 March 2018 Helsinki. (click picture to enlarge)