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3D Modeling – Breakthrough or Fad? Bronze Age Towers in Oman and Excavations of an Aksumite Town in Ethiopia (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Harrower. Kathleen M. O'Meara. Ioana A. Dumitru. Clara J. Hickman. Jacob L. Bongers.

Three-Dimensional modeling is rapidly transforming reconstruction, visualization and conceptualization of ancient architecture. Many archaeologists are enthusiastic about 3D modeling and implementation of 3D methodologies has been rapid; others remain skeptical that the outcomes of 3D modeling justify the time and resources expended. This paper considers the strengths, weaknesses, and future prospects of 3D models. We discuss results of two projects that used photogrammetry and advanced GPS to...

Midnight at the Oasis: Past and Present Agricultural Activities in Oman (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Smiti Nathan.

Since the Early Bronze Age in Oman (ca. 3100 BCE to 2000 BCE), oasis agricultural communities have held social and economic importance in Southern Arabia. Throughout the Arabian Peninsula there are varying microclimates. This paper focuses on northeastern Oman, where an arid landscape is a defining environmental characteristic. In order to successfully maintain an agrarian lifestyle in these environs, strategic decision-making was key. This paper brings together previous work on agricultural...

Public-Private Partnership Model For Excavation Of The Portuguese Nau Esmeralda (1503) (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David L Mearns.

The financial, technical and logistical challenge of a long-term project to survey, excavate and scientifically analyze important cultural heritage material from the wreck site of Esmeralda, a Portuguese nau from Vasco da Gama’s second voyage to India lost in 1503 off the coast of Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman, was only possible through the combined and cooperative efforts of a number of public and private entities, including Oman’s Ministry of Heritage (MHC) and Culture, Blue Water Recoveries,...

The Search for Vasco da Gama’s Lost Ships - Esmeralda and São Pedro (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter Holt.

Two Portuguese ships from Vasco da Gama’s second voyage to India, left behind to disrupt maritime trade through the Red Sea, were wrecked during a storm in 1503 on the coast of Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman. The remains of at least one of the ships was found in 1998 prompting a search for the second ship that was undertaken in 2013 as a collaborative project with Oman’s Ministry of Heritage and Culture.  A marine geophysical survey of the area identified a number of targets which were investigated...