Session 1

How to reconstruct intangible heritage in 3D, Daniel Pletinckx, Visual Dimension

The use of 3D in cultural heritage is typically considered to be 3D digitisation. However, if we want to visualise and experience past environments that don’t exist anymore they cannot be digitised but need to be reconstructed. This holds even more for intangible heritage which can be indirectly recorded in texts and iconography or deduced from archaeological research or experimental archaeology. This presentation will give an overview of virtual reconstructions of different types of intangible heritage, focusing on one project where we reconstructed a complete carillon tower, including its sound, use and function as a clock.

Session 2

Seven tells along the Mostistea Valley, Bogdan Sandric, National Heritage Institute of Romania

The Mostiștei Valley is located in the Southern part of Romania, the Mostiștea river springs from North of Bucharest and flows into the Danube. Between 1960 and 1970, following an extensive archaeological field research project, over 540 archaeological sites dating from the Stone Age to the 17th century were mapped. Amid the archaeological sites located in the valley there were seven multi-layered Neolithic settlements, also known as tells, dated between 4500-3900 BC. This presentation will explore the remarkable aerial photographic collection of this valley which is now in Europeana. The aerial photographs were taken between 2007 and 2008 under the auspices of the European Landscapes project. Past, Present and Future and capture, on the one hand the radical changes of the cultural landscape and on the other hand the threats and risks to which the surviving archaeological sites are subjected.

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