Challenge the Past | Diversify the Future

Watterson, A. (Invited speaker)

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Beyond Digital Dwelling: Practice-Based Engagements for Interpretive Visualisation in Archaeology

Archaeology is a visually rich discipline with a long history of utilising images across a variety of contexts within its practice. However, due to the often unavoidably subjective nature of visual interpretation, fundamental issues with its application
remain problematic and largely unresolved. Furthermore, in recent years the rising dominance of digital techniques for archaeological three-dimensional surveys and interpretive visualisation has resulted in a rapid uptake of emerging technologies
without adequate assessment of their impact on the interpretive process and practitioner engagement.

Using a series of case studies from Neolithic Orkney and beyond this research initiates a practical solution to some of these recurring issues by developing a methodology which more accurately reflects the multi-layered, interpretive and ambiguous processes involved in archaeological interpretation. Trough the observation, exploration and collaboration of various techniques and approaches to visualising the archaeological record this research
Period19 Mar 201521 Mar 2015
Event typeConference
LocationGothenburg, Sweden
Degree of RecognitionInternational