Follow @IsomemoPandora Pandora seeks a better understanding of the human story by offering technological solutions to make historical and archaeological data more accessible and easily findable. It is a grassroots initiative where research communities from across various academic disciplines self-curate datasets and self-manage community membership and roles. These datasets may be deposited externally or within the Pandora data platform itself. Datasets can be assigned DOIs and are indexed so that they are findable using scientific search engines. The Pandora initiative is also developing computational methods to improve data usage and integration. Artificial intelligence techniques are employed to investigate the dynamics of past human societies. This generates useful knowledge that can be employed by policymakers and risk analysts to address present and future societal challenges.