Lukasz A. CZYZEWSKI
(Nicolaus Copernicus University, Institute of Archaeology – Laboratory of Computer Methods Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science – RSEI, Torun, Poland)
This year the process of preparation the system of documentation and data mining analyses for interdisciplinary cave sites process was finished. It consists of two independent modules:
- archaeological and paleozoological data storage entirely basing on the Open Source and elements of web applications,
- visualisation module partially open, based on Flash technology with additional Open Source 3D libraries.
Thanks to the open solutions I was able to create independent from any platform, flexible, intra-site analysis tool for archaeology, paleozoology and geology. It allowed also to produce paper documentation as well.
This publication shows the results of system implementation, samples of spatial analysis and future modifications of the project.
The basis of analysis of data and their visualization, in it reconstruction of stratigraphy, is based on natural layers structure. Layers can be combined in complexes among any part the site in any configuration. Thanks to them, all the data can be analyzed, at the same time, by any classifications: archaeological, zoological or geological. Moreover simultaneous analyses do not change the data core. All the characteristic stratigraphical complexes are stored in the separate, temporary filtering chart.
The adaptation to specific team needs, allows to presume that thanks to paleozoological archives, system can be used on the other collections. That give us hope for future among-sites analyses, which is especially important for interdisciplinary Palaeolithic cave sites’ excavations.