The project will develop best practices for digitally recording the discoveries of archaeological excavation, through work at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace. While the value of a digital database for archaeological records is generally recognized, this project develops a semantically enriched database designed to fulfill three powerful functions:
- preserve the factual archaeological record surrounding each object
- serve as an effective and flexible tool for imbedding the study, reconstruction, and interpretation of these objects within the records
- produce the final products of study, including print and on-line resources.
We aim to produce a white paper documenting best practices for ‘objective’ and ‘interpretive’ data entry, workflow, and methodology.
Faculty: Bonna Wescoat
Graduate Research Assistant : Alison Hight
Visual Resources Librarian: Frank Jackson
DiSC Project Manager: Stewart Varner
Library team members: Kim Collins, Kim Durante, Michael Page