The mission of Gignos is to make searching and learning easy for people who are interested in discovering information about human origins. Gignos provides a platform for Anthropological Institutions and Archaeologists to showcase their most meaningful work.

639 Published Sites, 326 Sites Need To Be Researched, 1000’s Of Sites To Be Discovered!

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  • Researched sites
  • Wikipedia sites
  • Unconfirmed sites

The Gignos mission is to map every prehistoric archaeology site on the planet and provide a rich way to learn about human origins. We need your help to fund our ongoing research efforts to add more archaeology sites to Gignos. Gignos is a registered 501(c)(3) which means that your support for the Gignos nonprofit is tax deductible.


  • Raise $150K to fund the launch of Gignos
  • Expand the development team to finish the public website
  • Fund more Researchers to continue to curate the Gignos catalog
  • Establish partnerships with Research Institutions

Gignos is excited to work with The Leakey Foundation to integrate their Origin Stories Podcast and Lunch Break Science series into the Gignos catalog. As well as Identify research sponshorship candidates

Gignos is proud to work with our development partner GoToInc based out of Ukraine since Jan 2021


Winter 2021

We started the year off by identifying our partnerships for development and design.

  • Identified gotoinc based in Ukraine as development partner.
  • Identified Designer to create the UI and UX for the the public website

Spring 2021

  • Kicked off development, moved proof of concept site to AWS
  • Added Users and Regions to data model
  • Designed Style Guide, Home Page, Map UI, Search and Filters, Entity Page
Gignos Admin Tool

Summer 2021

  • Development team added Search and Filters capabilities
  • Designed Sources and Bibliography UI, Category Pages and Marketing Pages
Gignos Home

Fall 2021

  • Hired first Research Lead
  • Began Content Management Tool user acceptance testing
  • Developed Version History and Source/Bibliography Model
  • Designed Responsive UI
Gignos iPad

Winter 2022

  • Research requirements for model updates to Sites, Specimens etc.
  • Began Content creation and curation of the Top 10 sites
  • Developed Media Items and Media Collections
Gignos Mobile

Spring 2022

Milestones Targeted

  • Launch Donation Site
  • Complete model and CMS tool requirements
  • Complete curation of Top 10 sites and all affiliated topic research with sources
  • Identify initial research institution partnerships for first donation campaign
  • Developed People entity and Source relationships
  • Add video source integration
  • Admin tool UX fixes and polish

Beyond Spring 2022

Milestones Targeted

  • Crowdfunding votes will nominate research on the next ten Sites
  • Partner with additional researchers to increase velocity of content curation
  • Fund partnership institutions on specialized research - Stretch goal contingent on funding
  • Continued UX polish and bug fixes for Admin Tool
  • Launch public site with top 10 sites
  • Continue feature development
Gignos Platforms