This course will be taught using a combination of live (synchronous) sessions on Zoom and exercises to be completed in between live sessions.
Any archaeological excavation necessitates the destruction of the site where it operates, eliminating the stratigraphical record in the process, and thus the possibility to review the archaeological context. This course focuses on methodologies on how to reduce that damage, while also providing new tools for archaeological research and dissemination.
The course teaches participants how to employ 3D virtualization for archaeological sites. Participants will learn how to apply GIS technology and operate different relevant 3D software (e.g. OpenJUMP, QGIS, GvSIG, Meshlab and Paraview).
The course aims to equip participants with the skills to employ and adapt virtual reconstruction methodologies to their own needs. To facilitate this aim, the course includes practical sessions working with concrete issues to provide first-hand experience in real-life cases.
Graduate or postgraduate degree in History, Anthropology, Archeology or any other Life or Earth Sciences.
Participants must have a personal computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) with the following software installed: OpenJUMP, QGIS, GvSIG, Meshlab, Paraview, R. The use of a webcam and headphones is strongly recommended, and a good internet connection.
Although the instructors will provide different working databases, participants are encouraged to bring their own.
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