Integrating analytical and digital archaeological data: An ontological solution. The Salamis terracotta statues case-study
Integrating analytical and digital archaeological data:
An ontological solution.
The Salamis terracotta statues case-study
S.Hermon, V.Vassallo, G.Sorrentino, U.Damnjanovic
Multidisciplinary research produces multitude types of data. A basic requirement of scientific integrity is to present research
outcomes along with raw data and its interpretative process. Data transparency is therefore a must in any scientific communication
of research. This can be achieved by providing access to such information through a semantic system relying on a domain
ontology through accepted metadata and paradata.
The integration and organization of information according to a rich,
cross-domain metadata and to a standard conceptual reference
model (CIDOC-CRM) helps establishing a multi-disciplinary research
A research on fragments of terracotta statues, discovered in the 19th century in Cyprus at Salamis-Toumba archaeological site
and ranging in date from the second half of the 7th century BC to the early 6th century BC.
Nowadays the fragments are dispersed across several museums in Europe.
BM – CyM2 BM – CyM1CyM1 – CyM2
3D comparative models
Images under UV light
FORS and colourimetry
Cat. No. 76. From
Salamis – Toumba
Cat. No. 76 (Pl. XX:5),
fragmentary head from
Toumba, Cyprus Museum,
Inv. no. C111. Preserved
heighy: 13.2cm. The beard
is very similar to that of Cat.
No. 75. Black paint on
ridged eyelids and irises,
moustache and beard.
Painted triangle below lower
lip. Well-defined nostrils.
V.Karageorghis; The coroplastic art of ancient Cyprus; Vol III; 1993
E54. Dimension S9. Property Type
S9. Property Type
S15 Observable entityE53.Place
O16. observed value
E54.Dimension S9. Property Type
On. use specific
P55. has current location
On. use specific
E18. Physical Thing
D2. Digitization Process
D8. Digital Device
P16. was used for
D1. Digital Object
L11. had output
This research has been funded with support from the European Commission through the GRAVITATE and ARIADNE project. This work reflects the views
only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Authors would like to thank Karageorghis V, Moitinho de Almeida V., Gasanova S., Athanasiou E., Abate D. for their collaboration.