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Advances in virtual archaeology: Research, preservation, and dissemination

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  • Antonio Profico
  • Fabio Di Vincenzo
  • Luca Bellucci
  • Flavia Strani
  • Mary Anne Tafuri
  • Giorgio Manzi


Publication details

Title of host publicationIMEKO International Conference on Metrology for Archeology and Cultural Heritage, MetroArcheo 2016
DatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Number of pages6
PublisherIMEKO-International Measurement Federation Secretariat
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781510849754


The archaeological and palaeontological record (including human skeletal remains) often bears crack, damage and deformations. The recent rapid development of the diagnostic potentials of "virtual archaeology" has provided innovative tools to manage, study and preserve cultural and natural heritage. These tools include, among others, CT-scans, Laser-scanning, photogrammetry, 3D imaging and rapid prototyping. This approach can contribute to any archaeological context from its discovery to research, preservation, and dissemination. 3D imaging techniques, for instance, substitute physical intervention with a virtual protocol aimed at restoring the original shape of an archaeological item or a fossil specimen. In a similar way, the recovery of digital morphological information can be gathered using data preserved even on a deficient finding through the use of 3D comparative samples. Here we present an extended and updated review about the most innovative protocols applied in virtual archaeology and palaeontology.

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