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Rapid Condition Surveys of Archaeological Excavations: Training Professionals in Two Minoan Sites on East Crete, Greece

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Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, University of West Attica, 12243 Athens, Greece
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Hercules Laboratory, University of Évora, 7000-671 Évora, Portugal
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Ministry of Culture and Sports, Ephorate of Antiquities of Lasithi, 72100 Agios Nikolaos, Greece
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Heritage 2019, 2(2), 1423-1440; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020090
Received: 31 March 2019 / Revised: 11 May 2019 / Accepted: 13 May 2019 / Published: 16 May 2019
Over the past century, monumental architecture has been at the center of attention of heritage professionals, stakeholders, and the public. On the contrary, vernacular architecture, which constitutes the majority of our built heritage, especially at rural sites in the provinces of Greece and other Mediterranean countries, has been mostly neglected and often has fallen into disarray. As a result, we now witness the severe degradation of several important settlements, which are threatened due to long exposure to the elements and lack of conservation, maintenance, and management plans. Since 2015, the Architectural Conservation Laboratory, University of West Attica, organizes a field-training program at the Minoan sites of Mochlos and Pseira on East Crete, aimed at addressing the challenges of vernacular architecture and raising awareness. The program provides on-the-job training opportunities to heritage professionals in surveying, assessing, and documenting the condition of architectural remains and finally establishing the conservation priorities. This paper discusses the approaches and the goals of the program, as well as the potential for the integration of cost-effective digital documentation techniques, such as photogrammetry, into the systematic monitoring of archaeological sites under threat. The preliminary results of the condition survey of Pseira and the challenges in the application of image-based 3D modeling on site are also reported. View Full-Text
Keywords: Minoan sites; conservation; training; condition survey; photogrammetry Minoan sites; conservation; training; condition survey; photogrammetry
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Chlouveraki, S.; Stefanis, A.; Helvaci, Y.Z.; Zervaki, K.; Theoulakis, P. Rapid Condition Surveys of Archaeological Excavations: Training Professionals in Two Minoan Sites on East Crete, Greece. Heritage 2019, 2, 1423-1440. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020090

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Chlouveraki S, Stefanis A, Helvaci YZ, Zervaki K, Theoulakis P. Rapid Condition Surveys of Archaeological Excavations: Training Professionals in Two Minoan Sites on East Crete, Greece. Heritage. 2019; 2(2):1423-1440. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020090

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Chlouveraki, Stefania; Stefanis, Alexis; Helvaci, Yigit Z.; Zervaki, Klio; Theoulakis, Panagiotis. 2019. "Rapid Condition Surveys of Archaeological Excavations: Training Professionals in Two Minoan Sites on East Crete, Greece" Heritage 2, no. 2: 1423-1440. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020090

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