3 September 2022
Within Session 284 – Visualizing, Interpreting, and Presenting Archaeological Sites to the Public, organised by Ben Thomas and Sofia Fonseca, I presented the paper Lasting impressions: presenting archaeological sites of the Xeros River Valley (Cyprus) through 3D models and augmented reality, co-authored with Giorgos Papantoniou, Athanasios Vionis, Andreas Lanitis, and Eleftherios Ioannou.
The presentation focuses on the evaluation of the UnSaLa-CY app, developed within the framework of the Unlocking the Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus research project. The app narrates the evolution of the surrounding landscape and the fate of pre-modern monuments and archaeological sites in the Xeros River valley (Larnaca District), serving as a guided tour for visitors of the area. The evaluation was very helpful in identifying the perks of the app (such as usability and informative text), the bugs and improvements on the technical side.
Budapest, European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting
This session focusing on interpretation and presentation at the European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting was the perfect venue where to present the evaluation of the UnSaLa-CY app as the first experiment of this kind in Cyprus. It was a very good opportunity to situate the app within the post-Covid scenario in digital archaeology and get feedback about the work done.