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Base de données accessible sur : http://sites-michelsberg.huma-num.fr/

This bilingual database will be built up by two coordinators, the one German-speaking and the other French-speaking. The user interface will be created under the form of a web interface that allows access in order to manipulate the data through webmapping or through the exportation of data in a standard Open Source format. The spatial analyses and the mathematic models will be made with GIS tools which build a common methodological basis and which are in use in both institutions.

A most exhaustive inventory of the Michelsberg sites, as well as of contemporaneous enclosures assigned to other neolithic cultures within the study area is hosted by the data base.
The structure of the database allows to describe the sites as well as their different occupational stages. It has been conceived to be general and evolutionary and thus will authorize the connection with more specific autonomous data bases of « artefacts » (databases related to pottery, lithic industry, palynological data, radiocarbon dating …).
Detail of the relational structure of the database.
The relational database is constructed according to a structure user-server. This architecture allows to all the scientists of the program to get secure access through web and/or office interfaces

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Homepage and identification screen

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Example for an input screen

Spatial exploitation

The spatial information of these data is exploited by GIS and allows to map the different elements (monumental enclosures, salt sources, flint sources, for example).

The confrontation of the data with other layers of spatial information such as topography or hydrology allows to advance working hypotheses – in terms of routes and distances – concerning the questions on the relationships with flint procurements, notably between the enclosures and the sources.

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Optimization scenarios between areas of flint procurement and areas of exploitation.


UMR 8215 - Trajectoires

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