3-D Archaeology at Catalhoyuk

The exhibition shows the preliminary results of the 2010 fieldwork accomplished by UC Merced students under the direction of Prof. Maurizio Forte at the site of Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Virtual models, 3D stereo pictures, digital videos, multimedia data and 3D prints of artifacts make it possible to explore the complexity of the fascinating world of archaeology and the hidden features of the site.

In addition, the multidisciplinary use of advanced technologies will be able to demonstrate that even a small group of students can produce a very relevant amount of scientific data in a very short time. This innovative approach can open new perspectives in the domain of Cyber-archaeology: how can we think archaeology in 3D? Are we able to generate new interpretations, new ways of communication? Can 3D archaeology transmit more data to the future? Most of the data and models presented at UC Merced Library will be shown to the public for the first time.

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