3D laser scanning within Skoteino Cave, Crete, Greece

3D Thursdays!

The Archaeology of the Mediterranean World

This is the sixth in a series of posts exploring 3D modeling in Mediterranean and European archaeology. For more on this project click here. We hope these papers will start a discussion either in the comments of the blog or on Twitter using the #3DMedArch hashtag.

Loeta Tyree, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece

3DThrusday

Laser scanning within Skoteino Cave (Dark Cave in Greek) in north Central Crete, Greece was accomplished following a three year project to image this subterranean network. The cave is of interest because of its long history of anthropogenic use since the Bronze Age that includes its function as a Minoan ritual site in the Middle Minoan III-LM IIIB period (ca. 1450-1200 B.C.) and, again in Roman times and later (Tyree et al. 2005-2006). To better understand the relationship between the areas of ancient activity, and realizing the deficiencies of existing cave maps created by…

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Director of Archaeology at the College of Charleston
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