Linked Open Data to navigate the Past: using Peripleo in Class | Pelagios Commons
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Linked Open Data is a powerful tool for navigating through the complexity of the inherently multifaceted reality of archaeological sites, which results from the intersections of space, materiality, language, visual culture, history, text, and so on. However, LOD also poses the challenge of how to manage such complexity in a meaningful way. In this post, we report on an experimental project developed during a Classical Archaeology course in 2018 at Furman University, where we researched four different Graeco-Roman sites, with the goal of reconstructing the main aspects of their material history through exclusively LOD-based resources.