Archive for August, 2010

Virtual Archaeology

An exciting spin-off of online immersive games such as Doom and Quake is software that gives developers the ability to easily create their own virtual worlds. Archaeologists have recently used these world-creation tools to recreate archaeological sites such as Giza 3D, which immerses users in a 3D representation of ancient structures found on the Giza plateau in Egypt.

Virtual sites such as the above have opened up the field of archaeology to students who may not have the resources to visit a dig site, but can experience some of the excitement of exploring it at their own pace.

Check out my other blog dedicated to virtual archaeology at: http://virtualarque.wordpress.com


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