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Digital on-site presentation of the invisible past

Author(s): Petr Kvetina ; Jiri Unger

Year: 2017

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The aim of the paper is to demonstrate the possibility of broad spectrum of digital methods for presentation of archaeological sites. This approach is extremely valuable in locations where there is neither any preserved construction, nor any relic of the original appearance of the past structures and landscape. Such sites usually meet with indifference both from the public and from institutions involved in preservation of historical monuments. The possibility of creating virtual and augmented reality proved to be a potential tool to grasp the invisible and to describe the disappeared. On the examples of several Central European sites spanning from the Early Neolithic to Medieval times we show a potentially powerful tool for digital heritage management. Several technological platforms can be interconnected to provide a classical static approach of exhibiting artefacts (in the form of open library of 3D scans), which however may be expanded with dynamic level including augmented and virtual reality, videos and other interacting features. The acquired digital records can also serve as open access sources for research and educational purposes at all academic levels.


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Digital on-site presentation of the invisible past. Petr Kvetina, Jiri Unger. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429177)


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15747

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