Death management and virtual pursuits: A virtual reconstruction of the Minoan Cemetery at Phourni, Archanes

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Abstract

A virtual reconstruction of the Minoan Cemetery at Phourni, Archanes (Crete), examining the use of Tholos Tomb C and Burial Building 19 and the role of illumination, in relation to mortuary practices and the perception of life and death by the living. This computer-based research provides scientists with an alternative reading of the dataset from the Minoan cemetery at Phourni, Archanes; the analysis attempts to evaluate the tomb architecture, use, visual impact, and capacity over different time periods,as well as the contribution of light to determine not only practical purposes, but also philosophical and religious beliefs.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherArchaeopress
Number of pages182
ISBN (Print)1407305581
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesBAR International Series
Volume2082

Keywords

  • 3D
  • visualisation
  • 3d reconstruction
  • computer graphics
  • lighting analysis
  • illumination
  • bronze age
  • minoan crete
  • Phourni
  • death
  • cememetery
  • mortuary practices
  • tombs

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