“Understanding the Past: Computer Graphics and Archaeology” by Brown, Debevec, Jakavula and Rushmeier

  • ©Kate Robson Brown, Paul E. Debevec, Zukisani Jakavula, and Holly E. Rushmeier

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Entry Number: 07

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    Understanding the Past: Computer Graphics and Archaeology

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    Recent developments in computer graphics and interactive techniques can be used to reconstruct and visualize features of archaeological sites or artifacts that may otherwise be difficult to appreciate. This new perspective may enhance our understanding of the environments in which our ancestors lived and worked. But this application of computer graphics raises crucial questions: Who really benefits? Will the revenue from site visits be wiped out through virtual tourism? Are the results misleading, and are we in fact misinterpreting the past?

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