Using Virtual Reconstructions in a Planetarium for Demonstrations in Archaeo-Astronomy

Georg Zotti, Alexander Wilkie, Werner Purgathofer
Using Virtual Reconstructions in a Planetarium for Demonstrations in Archaeo-Astronomy
In Third Central European Multimedia and Virtual Reality Conference (Proc. CEMVRC2006), pages 43-51. November 2006.

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Abstract

In the last decades, archaeologists in central Europe have found traces of enigmatic neolithic circular building structures buried in the soil. Recent studies indicate that the orientation of many of their doorways may have been chosen with an astronomical background in mind.

This paper explains the use of virtual reconstructions of these buildings from archaeological data, in combination with a simulation of the sky of that time in a Planetarium, to present the astronomical findings to the public.

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@inproceedings{zotti-2006-pla,
  title =      "Using Virtual Reconstructions in a Planetarium for
               Demonstrations in Archaeo-Astronomy",
  author =     "Georg Zotti and Alexander Wilkie and Werner Purgathofer",
  year =       "2006",
  abstract =   "In the last decades, archaeologists in central Europe have
               found   traces of enigmatic neolithic circular building
               structures buried in   the soil. Recent studies indicate
               that the orientation of many of their   doorways may have
               been chosen with an astronomical background in mind.    This
               paper explains the use of virtual reconstructions of these  
               buildings from archaeological data, in combination with a
               simulation   of the sky of that time in a Planetarium, to
               present the   astronomical findings to the public.",
  month =      nov,
  booktitle =  "Third Central European Multimedia and Virtual Reality
               Conference (Proc.  CEMVRC2006)",
  editor =     "Cecilia Sik Lanyi ",
  isbn =       "963-9495-89-1",
  location =   "Eger",
  publisher =  "Pannonian University Press",
  pages =      "43--51",
  keywords =   "Virtual Reality, Public Dissemination, Archaeo-Astronomy",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2006/zotti-2006-pla/",
}