VIRTUAL RECONSTRUCTION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES SOME ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENTIFIC CONSIDERATIONS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The paper discusses some archaeological scientific implications of virtual reconstruction of archaeological sites, using as a case-study an animated 3D model of the roman military camp at Avdat, Israel. The critical discussion will explore and evaluate the potential of using 3D VRM (Virtual Reality Models) as a “daily” tool for the archaeologist, both during the excavation, consolidation of conclusions and for the presentation of its final results. The main argument to be stressed is that the impact of a “real”, 3D visualization of archaeological data influences, and drastically improves, the understanding and the analysis of archaeological data, adding the third (and sometimes fourth) dimension to the archaeological explanation, and the need of the archaeologist to cope with it, thus opening new horizons of research, posing questions raised during the process of …

publication date

  • January 1, 2002