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Bonn Center for Digital Humanities

A newly discovered walled enclosure of the Mongol Empire period in the Orkhon Valley, Mongolia

For the first time, a Mongol-era walled enclosure was discovered on the right, eastern bank of the Orkhon in Arkhangai aimag. Its documentation was carried out with a fixed-wing eBee X drone. The design of the settlement, comparative examples and artifacts are briefly described. It was only used during the 13th/14th century CE and testifies to the intensive development of the Orkhon Valley during the Mongol Empire.

Overview of Novel 3D Documentation Methods and Standards for Archaeological Artifacts and Architecture

The December 7th conference, part of the "Dialogues in Pleistocene Archaeology" series in connection with N4DI4Objects, will be held at the Monrepos Archaeological Research Centre. Carlos Pallan and Philippe Kluge from the Bonn Center for Digital Humanities will present their work from various archaeological sites in Mesoamerica, Europe, and Egypt. They will focus on advanced techniques for documenting artifacts and architecture, using technologies such as 3D Photogrammetry, Structure-from-Motion (SfM), Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI), Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), and Structured-Light Optical Scanning. The conference will delve into the integration of 3D models and data in fields like Museology, Classic Archaeology, Digital Epigraphy and Egyptology, highlighting the challenges and advancements in researching cultural heritage today.

Digital Archaeology - Promises and Impasses (Sidestone Press)

Including an Article by Jason E. Laffoon & Till F. Sonnemann: Isotopes, Isoscapes, and the Search for Geographic Origins: Unrealized Potential or Unrealistic Expectations?

"Human History and Digital Futures" CAA2018 Tübingen proceedings are published online

The 46th conference of "Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology" was held in Tübingen, Germany, March 29-23, 2018. Now the proceedings have also been published. The papers discuss the whole spectrum of digital archaeology. Free access to the papers is available on the University of Tübingen publisher's page (see below).

Open Museum in the 14th Annual Meeting for University Collections 2023

In the 14th Annual Meeting for University Collections, entitled "Collections in Motion: Opportunities and Challenges of  Analog and Digital Migrations", Edouard Grigowski and Carlos Pallan Gayol from the Open Museum Project and BCDH showcased novel modalities for digital presentation of museum exhibits, as well as state-of-the-art database migration and content management solutions through two engaging sessions, consisting of an interactive presentation and a workshop. Open Museum is part of the University of Bonn's Transdisciplinary Research Area "Present Pasts".

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