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Reason: Data in this repository is under embargo until the final submission of the PhD by Alexander T. R. Birkett [https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1150-5464] entitled "Virtual Ruins, Real Insights: Establishing A Framework for three-dimensional Modelling in Archaeology".

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Project Archive of the Reconstruction of Kings Weston Roman Villa, Bristol, UK (ST5339 7755).

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posted on 2023-11-13, 19:21 authored by Alex BirkettAlex Birkett

The creation of three-dimensional digital reconstructions of the sites of Kings Weston Roman Villa, in Bristol, England.

This forms part of the PhD Research produced by Alexander T. R. Birkett [https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1150-5464] entitled "Virtual Ruins, Real Insights: Establishing A Framework for three-dimensional Modelling in Archaeology".

This thesis aims to critically re-evaluate the state of Three-dimensional modelling within the field of archaeology by shifting the focus from physical fidelity to the rigour of interpretation. This is achieved with a focus on its pivotal role in documenting and reconstructing built structures, particularly domestic buildings, during and after excavation.

This is achieved through the application of three-dimensional recording techniques such as photogrammetry finite element analysis, lighting analysis, and methods for visually categorising levels of certainty. These are situated within a broader framework of methods to ensure ease of integration into the established processes of archaeological excavation.

The reconstruction of the Roman Villa of Kings Weston [Monument Num. 198239] is one of three case studies focusing on digitally reconstructing the archaeological remains. The Roman Villa of Kings Weston is centred at ST5339 7755 in the housing estate of Lawrence Weston, Bristol. This site was excavated in 1947 by George Boon during post-war housing developments.

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