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Beyond material culture: virtual ship reconstruction

Author(s): Tiago M Fraga

Year: 2013

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Summary

In the case of virtual ship reconstruction, the boundaries between fiction and science are hard to define. In attempting a ship reconstruction, the freedom provided by computer-assisted endeavors often clashes with the limitations of the historical archaeology data. Drawing on the expertise derived from several case studies, some ground rules are proposed in the hope of locating the border between these two approaches that will keep proposed reconstructions in the realm of science.


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Beyond material culture: virtual ship reconstruction. Tiago M Fraga. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428313)


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min long: -28.549; min lat: 32.638 ; max long: -6.19; max lat: 42.151 ;

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PaperId(s): 275

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America