Time and space are two important characteristics of archaeological data. As regards to the first aspect, in literature many time dimensions for archaeology have been defined which extend from the excavation time, to the dating of archaeological objects. Standard ISO 19018 describes temporal characteristics of geographical information in terms of both geometric and topological primitives. The first aim of this paper is to analyze the applicability of such Standard for representing archaeological data, referring to the model adopted by the cities of Verona and Roma (Italy) as case study. However, since archaeological dates are often subjective, estimated and imprecise, one of the main lacks in the Standard is the inability to incorporate such vagueness in date representation. Therefore, the second contribution of this paper is the extension of the Standard in order to represent fuzzy dates and fuzzy relationships among them.

Managing Time Dimension in the Archaeological Urban Information System of the Historical Heritage of Rome and Verona

BELUSSI, Alberto;MIGLIORINI, Sara;GROSSI, Piergiovanna
2015-01-01

Abstract

Time and space are two important characteristics of archaeological data. As regards to the first aspect, in literature many time dimensions for archaeology have been defined which extend from the excavation time, to the dating of archaeological objects. Standard ISO 19018 describes temporal characteristics of geographical information in terms of both geometric and topological primitives. The first aim of this paper is to analyze the applicability of such Standard for representing archaeological data, referring to the model adopted by the cities of Verona and Roma (Italy) as case study. However, since archaeological dates are often subjective, estimated and imprecise, one of the main lacks in the Standard is the inability to incorporate such vagueness in date representation. Therefore, the second contribution of this paper is the extension of the Standard in order to represent fuzzy dates and fuzzy relationships among them.
9781784911003
time; vagueness; archaeology; dating
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