Automatisation de la gestion et de la manipulation des données issues d'un chantier de fouilles archéologiques depuis leur enregistrement jusqu'à leur interrogation

Authors: Rhazi, Aicha
Advisor: Moulin, BernardFortin, Michel
Abstract: An archaeological excavation is a technical process aiming to collect all relevant information related to every entity or fact that appears on an archeological site. The excavation process of an archeological site can be described according to the following stages: - To explore the site in order to locate the uncovered remains ; - To collect and record excavated objects; - To assemble and interpret these objects in order to reconstruct the site; - To analyze these objects following predefined queries by archaeologists, and to disseminate the results. The steps of an excavation require the development of a computing system which could help field archaeologists to structure their data in a data base and to explore their data by meaningful queries during the analytical stage, the latter being considered as the main one in the process of excavation. Our project aims to develop such a computing system; we named it NESTOR. It is a database system that helps archaeologists to store every collected data from an excavated site in a user-friendly way. It also allows updating data, once recorded, in order to take into account the evolution of related works on site, or to check them in the course of the excavation in order to make sure of their adequacy with the reality of the excavation site and the completeness of the stored data. NESTOR also makes it possible for archaeologist’s to collect and incorporate archaeological data in the database. This process is modifiable and reversible. Lastly, archaeologists are able to query the database using some predefined queries offered by the NESTOR system.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2008
Open Access Date: 13 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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