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H 210 x W 148 mm

170 pages

32 figures

Italian text

Published Jun 2020

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789696639

Digital: 9781789696646

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archaeological data; Phaistos; Crete; Minoan; Bronze Age; Ayia Triada

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This book aims to identify methodological problems associated with the digital management of archaeological data and to introduce viable solutions that embrace interpretative aspects and the reliability concept. A prototype system is presented, managing small finds data from early 20th century excavations at Phaistos and Ayia Triada.



Prefazione – F. Niccolucci ;
Ringraziamenti ;
Introduzione ;
Capitolo I: Gestione informatica dei dati archeologici ;
Capitolo II: Il caso studio: gli small finds da Festòs e Haghia Triada ;
Capitolo III: Approcci metodologici ;
Capitolo IV: Sviluppo del sistema GEAR ;
Capitolo V: Analisi dei dati e risultati archeologici ;
Osservazioni conclusive ;
Bibliografia ;
English Abstract

About the Author

Marianna Figuera is an archaeologist with a Doctorate in Cultural Heritage Studies. Currently a research fellow at the University of Catania, her research focuses on the perception of small finds, metallurgy in Minoan Crete, and the management, integrity, and reliability of digitalized archaeological data. She has been part of the Italian Archaeological Mission at Phaistos and Ayia Triada since 2010.


'I would recommend that anyone trying to construct a relational database for an archaeological project read this small book.'