With the aim of unifying the separate chronologies of European and Mediterranean archaeologies, ARIADNE has produced a table which gives dates for the main archaeological periods for geographical areas that correspond to modern states or regions. These both define the chronology of, say, 'Early Bronze Age' for a given area and allow dates expressed only in years to be placed within a period. All dates should be understood as BP(2000).

The definitions of each period are being delivered as Linked Open Data with permanent URIs in collaboration with PeriodO. For more information please contact

The ARIADNE period collection is now fully represented in PeriodO with permanent URIs. The collection ARK ID/URI is

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