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Virtual windows to the past: reconstructing the ‘Ceramics Workshop’ at Zominthos, Crete

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The reconstruction of the ‘Ceramics Workshop’ at Zominthos, Crete is an ideal example of the contribution of computer graphics to the interpretation of archaeological data. Room 13 has been interpreted as a ceramics workshop without taking into account the peculiar absence of windows. A virtual reconstruction and illumination analysis of this area helped to identify its plausible uses, while several alternative models enabled a comprehensive approach to the simulation of lighting. This paper will discuss the decision making process based on the archaeological evidence and will address all the possible readings of this ambiguous dataset by explicitly examining the various structural and lighting models produced, while trying to understand how people perceive the environment and interact with it

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Papadopoulos, Constantinos and Sakellarakis, Yannis, (2010) Virtual windows to the past: reconstructing the ‘Ceramics Workshop’ at Zominthos, Crete Melero, J., Cano, P. and Revelles, J. (eds.) In Proceedings of Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 2010. University of Granada..

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Accepted/In Press date: 2010
Venue - Dates: Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Spain, 2010-01-01
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Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 205539
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/205539
PURE UUID: 545c29f5-2c33-436a-a3c0-6d1031da1751

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Date deposited: 09 Dec 2011 15:07
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:04

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Author: Constantinos Papadopoulos
Author: Yannis Sakellarakis
Editor: J. Melero
Editor: P. Cano
Editor: J. Revelles

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