The Photarch project was conceived by Daniel Lindskog during an internship at Kalmar Läns Museum, Sweden. The job was to photograph artifacts from the archaeological excavation of Sandby borg. Since the excavation had been going on for a couple of years – and would most likely continue well into the future – a method had to be deployed where the presentation of the objects would look the same, no matter what year of excavation.

What if you applied the same principle on every archaeological artifact found to date?! If everything was presented in an equal fashion this would allow for a typological comparison, not only useful for scientific purposes but also acting as a feast for the eyes.
The goal of Photarch is to present a cohesive picture of designs from the past by the look of things, shared alike through Free Cultural License.

”When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

John Muir