CANCELLED Showcase lecture - Enhancing the visitor experience: the virtual and physical reconstruction of a Chalcolithic roundhouse on Cyprus
|Dates:||30 November 2011|
|Times:||15:00 - 16:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|How much:||Drop-in, free|
This lecture has had to be cancelled but we hope to reschedule it in 2012.
3-4.30pm. With Lindy Crewe, Archaeology at The University of Manchester and The Manchester Museum. It is difficult to convey the excitement of prehistoric archaeological sites to tourist visitors or local communities, or to adequately tell the story of these distant people, particularly as the associated finds are usually kept in a separate location in a museum. Usually the visible remains in the ground consist of pits or stone wall foundations, uninspiring for non-specialists (and often archaeologists!). This seminar presents a recently completed project to enhance understanding of the Chalcolithic period on Cyprus (c. 3900–2400 BC) at the settlement of Kissonerga-Mosphilia. The project has taken a dual approach of constructing both a physical and computer replica of the 'Pithos House', the largest Late Chalcolithic building on Cyprus. The Pithos House was destroyed by fire, leaving all the remains in situ, providing an ideal opportunity for people to engage with the material culture and technologies of past peoples.
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