Liz Falconer’s Virtual Avebury project is a highlight of Week 1 of History Month in Kitely. Avebury is near the famous Stonehenge site but is much larger. In this blog post, Liz notes some affordances of a virtual recreation of an ancient site. By creating the site without the modern roads and buildings, the original arrangement of the stones can be more easily analyzed. Stones that may have been overlooked in the modern landscape may actually be part of the entrance and exit of the original site. These kind of insights are key to the importance of virtual archaeology. When we can walk around in a full scale recreation of an vast ancient site, we can gain insights that are otherwise not obvious.
Liz’s Avebury site will be part of a real life university archaeology class this fall.
Thanks to Liz for this nice write up.