CyberArchaeology

A Fully Immersive Model to Explore Archeological Sites.

About

How new technologies can help researchers working in archaeological sites? And which benefits can we have from the massive digital data collected by devices like a Laser Scanner, Drones and High-Resolution cameras?

This work presents a fully immersive virtual environment that simulates the brazilian archaeological site of Itapeva, in Sao Paulo. To create a virtual model relevant for archaeological research it was developed a 3D realistic experience. All the data from the physical space were collected with technological equipments (laser scanner, photogrammetry and 360° videos). To provide an immersive feeling when exploring the virtual reality the user was allowed to visualize the aesthetics elements through a head-mounted display and to navigate using 3D input devices. Throught a sophisticated simulation the illusion of presence in the archaeological site was stimulated in the user who could explore its landscapes in a non-destructive way.

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Researchers

Eduardo Z. Borba, Marcio C. Cabral, Marcelo K. Zuffo, Roseli D. Lopes, Regis Kopper

Interdisciplinary Center in Interactive Technologies - Polytechnic School - University of Sao Paulo - Duke University

USP

University of Sao Paulo

Duke

Duke University

Production Team

Gabriel Roque, Luiz Paulucci, Mario Nagamura

Caverna Digital - LSI EP/USP

POLI

Polytechnic School of University of Sao Paulo

LSI

Laboratory of Integrated Systems EP-USP

CITI

Interdisciplinary Centre of Interactive Technologies USP

CAVERNA Digital

Caverna Digital LSI-EP-USP

Funding

This work has been funded by FAPESP with support of Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology from University of Sao Paulo.

FAPESP

Support Foundation of São Paulo State Research

MAE

Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology of the University of São Paulo

Coordination

Prof. Dr Marcelo Zuffo

caverna@lsi.usp.br