Virtual reality for archaeological explanation. Beyond "picturesque" reconstruction

Barceló, Juan A. (2001) Virtual reality for archaeological explanation. Beyond "picturesque" reconstruction. Archeologia e Calcolatori (XII). pp. 221-244. ISSN 1120-6861


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In this paper, a general framework for using Virtual Reality techniques in the domain of Archaeological Visualisation is presented. It is argued that “visualising” is not the same as “seeing”, but is an inferential process to understand reality. A definition of Enhanced Reality is also presented, and how visual models can be used in order to obtain additional information about the dynamic nature of historical processes and archaeological data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graphics IP CAD VR; theoretical and methodological problems
Subjects: 900 Storia, Geografia e discipline ausiliarie > 930 Storia dei mondo antico fino al 499 ca. > 930.1 Archeologia (Classificare qui la Storia fino al 4000 a.C., l'Archeologia preistorica, le opere interdisciplinari sull'Archeologia) > 930.102 Archeologia - Opere miscellanee > 930.1028 Archeologia – Tecniche, metodologie, apparecchi e strumenti (comprende: Archeometria) > 930.10285 Archeologia – Applicazioni informatiche (comprende: tecniche di datazione)
Depositing User: Dott.ssa Paola Moscati
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2010 07:04

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