Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Periods are composite entities encapsulating implicit cultural and geographical information, and may represent specific epochs, cultural styles, empires/monarchies/dynasties, tool making technologies etc. Periods can support chronological inference without knowledge of absolute dates and so are often used as a relative dating mechanism in archaeological interpretation. Periodization and chronology are certainly not new disciplines, but they can produce a conceptual framework useful to modern digital knowledge networks, providing relative context for past events. The talk will illustrate an example of how this conceptual information may be modelled and utilized in a practical way, drawing on experiences from a previous project.