Archeologia e Calcolatori Archeologia e Calcolatori
National Research Council Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico
Dipartimento Scienze Umane e Sociali, Patrimonio Culturale

Journal established by: Mauro Cristofani and Riccardo Francovich
Editor: Paola Moscati

Authors Bertoldi, S. - Fronza, V. - Valenti, M. -
Title Sistemi digitali di documentazione e analisi archeologica. Verso quale direzione?
Volume Archeologia e Calcolatori n. XXVI - 2015
Pages pp. 233-243
Publisher Edizioni All'Insegna del Giglio
Subject History of applications and research projects
Subject Theoretical and methodological problems
Abstract This paper explores some issues related to recording and analyzing archaeological datasets. After making our (neo-)processualist approach clear, some key digital technologies (relational databases) and methodologies (conceptual modelling) are discussed as examples to assess the actual state of archaeological information systems and reflect upon possible future directions. This brings us also to define the limits of quantitative (and especially predictive) analyses. Variability of parameters and, above all, the extensive lack of reality tests are heavy hindering factors. Precisely defining the variables and attractors based on specific questions can help us to relativize complex systems, bending the analyses to our needs.
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