An integrated approach to Archaeology: From the Fieldwork to Virtual Reality Systems

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding


The visualisation of an archaeological landscape passes through its representation, interpretation and reconstruction. Its
various and complex aspects can be described just through an integrated approach of disciplines, data and technologies.
Two directions have been undertaken by our research team: a narrative approach and a geographical-spatial one. The
narrative approach to cultural data is focused more on graphic and photo realistic scene generation, using software such
as 3DStudio Max and Virtools, which allow interactive, game-like quality applications for the web and Virtual Reality.
The work is based on the creation of complex behaviours inside the virtual worlds in order to stress the communication
through different types of narration (story-telling).


External organisations
  • CNR Istituto per le Tecnologie Applicate ai Beni Culturali (CNR-ITABC)
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Archaeology


  • Virtual Heritage, Story Telling, Communication, Archaeological Landscape Reconstruction
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication“Beyond the Artifact. Digital Interpretation of the Past”, Proceedings of CAA 2004
EditorsFranco Nicolucci, Sorin Hermon
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes
EventComputer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology - Prato, Italy
Duration: 0001 Jan 2 → …


ConferenceComputer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
Period0001/01/02 → …