Digging in excavation diaries: digital re-assessment of stratigraphy in 3D GIS. The sanctuary of Ayia Irini, Cyprus

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During the last years, numerous research projects focussed on re-examination of past excavations, giving birth to re-evaluation of their documentation and material or to new discoveries. The aim of this paper is to present an ongoing research on the digital re-assessment of the Ayia Irini sanctuary’s stratigraphy using 3D GIS, by corroborating published material with data extracted from the original excavation diaries. The project wants to digitally reconstruct the site in order to question the positioning of finds and their setting within the sanctuary, the existence of natural versus human-made features and the possible impact of flooding episodes as proposed by the archaeologists who excavated the site.


External organisations
  • The Cyprus Institute (CyI)
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Archaeology


  • Ayia Irini sanctuary, terracotta figurines, excavation diaries, stratigraphy re-assessment, 3D GIS
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) international conference, 19- 23 March 2018, Tübingen, Germany
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020
Publication categoryResearch
EventCAA 2018 - Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology International Conference: Human history and digital future - University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Duration: 2018 Mar 192018 Mar 23


ConferenceCAA 2018 - Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology International Conference
Abbreviated titleCAA2018
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