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Joint International scientific and practical conference
“Digital Century of Culture” and “EVA 2013 Moscow”

November 19 - 22, 2013

Organizers

MKRF
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Russain State Library
Russian State Library
Russian association of digital libraries
Russian association of digital libraries
European Union
European Commission
PIK Centre
PIK Centre
Interregional Center of Library Cooperation
Interregional Center of Library Cooperation
culture.ru
Culture.ru

List of exibits (15)

Virtual Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains

Participant:
Leonov Andrey

Institution:
S.I. Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Type:
Multimedia publishing

Description:
A virtual 3D model of Denisova Cave was developed based on laser scanning, as well as interactive stereoscopic 3D presentation for visualization of this model and relative information.

Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains (Siberia, Russia) is a world famous Paleolithic site (51° 23′ 51.29″ N, 84° 40′ 34.34″ E). Regular archaeological excavations are being performed here since 1982, more than 20 cultural layers were revealed, and more than 80000 finds were collected. In 2008, a new branch in human evolution was discovered based on finds in the Denisova Cave. So it is an actual task to digitally preserve this unique object using up-to-date methods of 3D documentation: i.e. to create virtual (digital) 3D model of the cave and most important finds, and visualize results of archaeological research based on this model.

The project was performed in 2012 by the Center for Virtual History of Science and Technology of the S.I. Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IHST RAS, Moscow, Russia) together with the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberia Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IAET SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia) with support of the Trimetari Consulting (St. Petersburg, Russia).

Project was performed by M. Anikushkin, S. Baykova, A. Bobkov, A. Ivanov, M. Kozlikin, A. Leonov, D. Linovskiy, I. Rys.

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