Issue 306: Examples for CRMarchaeo

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In the  36th joined meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG9 and the 29th FRBR - CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting, an old issue was  pending: the examples in the scope notes of the  CRMarchaeo.  Achille said that  a training program  is running and they will use these examples in the new edition of CRMarchaeo. In the next meeting Achille will present a list of proposed examples.

Heraklio, 1-8-2016

Current Proposal: 

In the 39th joined meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG9 and the 32nd FRBR - CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting, the crm-sig reviewed other examples proposed by Eleni Christaki and made the following comments:

Example on A2 and A3: “A collapsed part of the roof of the West House was found in a horizontal position on the first floor during the excavation of Room 3. It is made of a number of successive layers, the principal ones being the thick layer “A” (A2) consisting of gray soil and small tuff stones and the thinner layer “B” (A2) consisting of brownish red soil and marine pebbles (Michailidou 2001). The two layers are separated by a stratigraphic interface (A3).

The example is accepted. The relevant photo must be added with corrections at the CRMarchaeo document.

Example on A4 and A8: "At the time of the destruction of the Room 5 of the West House, the upper storey’s floor splited (A4) and some of its slabs were found embedded at the deposit (A8) of the ground floor" (Michailidou 2001, Christaki et all 2016).

“In the excavation of Akrotiri, Thera, five distinct layers (A2) of pumice create a level (A8) about one metre thick which covers the ruins caused by the earthquake (A4). Above the pumice, the deposition (A8) of successive layers (A2) of volcanic ash created a level which even today, despite the millenia of erosion is 8-10m. thick” (Doumas 2015, 24).

The two examples are accepted. The model schema must be added at the introduction of the CRMarchaeo document. The first example must be rephrased in order to include all the relevant information.

Example on A5: "The illicit excavation that took part at the ’60 at Zominthos Central Building, caused disruption (A5) of archaeological layers and destruction of architectural elements of Rooms 49,28 and 19" (Sakellaraki 2013).

Stephen Stead suggested this example to be replaced by three new ones concerning the stratigraphic disturbance due to a) animals, b) pedoturbation and c) partial excavation.


Heraklion, October 2017


In the 40th joined meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG9 and the 33nd FRBR - CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting, the  proposed examples provided by Eleni Christaki are accepted. HW assigned to Eleni & Achille to rewrite the bibliographic references in Harvard style.The issue is closed.

Cologne, January 2018