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Digital Artifacts and Landscapes. Experimenting with Placemaking at the Impero Project

Department of Classics, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Heritage 2021, 4(1), 281-303; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4010018
Received: 20 December 2020 / Revised: 3 February 2021 / Accepted: 4 February 2021 / Published: 6 February 2021
This paper describes the public archaeology approach and placemaking experiment at the Etruscan and Roman site of Podere Cannicci in Tuscany (Italy), drawing from the previous experience at three other archaeological sites along the Tyrrhenian coast. After three years of excavations at the IMPERO Project (Interconnected Mobility of People and Economy along the River Ombrone), the team has begun a side project to develop new strategies for communicating the results of the research. These include, but are not limited to, an app which displays augmented reality and 3D reconstructions of both the site and the material culture. The project uses digital narratives to engage local communities and scholars in the interpretation and reconstruction of ancient landscapes along with the middle valley of the Ombrone river. This approach also has the potential to support and sustain local tourism, providing an original experience for visitors. Moreover, the solution allows people from all over the world to be connected with the ongoing research and its results, as everything will be published on a dedicated website. View Full-Text
Keywords: cultural heritage; classical archaeology; augmented reality; 3D reconstructions; digital archaeology; placemaking cultural heritage; classical archaeology; augmented reality; 3D reconstructions; digital archaeology; placemaking
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