Digital Archaeology

Archaeology in the third millennium is strongly digital: from data recording to post-processing and immersive virtual reality, archaeologists produce large amount of digital data in different formats and platforms. It is a very multidisciplinary activity, which requires advanced skills in information and spatial technologies but it opens new research perspectives and creates new job profiles at international level.

This is a lab-based course will engage the students in several exciting activities: 3D recording by laser scanners and photogrammetry, remote sensing analysis, GIS (Geographical Information Systems), development of virtual reality applications and use of drones for archaeological surveys.Students will be engaged in the use of real archaeological data coming from the Roman Forum of Regium Lepidi, the Etruscan city of Vulci (Italy), the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük (Turkey), the sites of Akrotiri and Knossos-Gypsades in Greece. A selection of students will be invited to attend the first archaeological excavation in the Etruscan and Roman city of Vulci (Italy).

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