Advertisement

Coroplastic Studies Through 3D Technology: The Case of Terracotta Figurines from Plakomenos, Greece

  • Dimitra SarriEmail author
  • Effie F. Athanassopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11196)

Abstract

This paper focuses on the ongoing research of terracotta figurines using a 3D modeling method, laser scanning. The aim is to explore the contribution of 3D technology to the study and dissemination of this particular group of archaeological material. This is a pilot project and it concerns a small selection of figurines from the site of Plakomenos, in Corinthia, Greece. The site was excavated in 2003, by the Archaeological Ephoreia of Corinthia, and brought to light a large number of finds that belong to the archaic period (7th - 6th centuries BCE). Here, we provide a summary of current efforts to digitize the collection using 3D technology and develop a digital database/library to enhance research, dissemination and preservation of this significant collection.

Keywords

3D modeling Terracotta figurines Archaic period Plakomenos Greece 

References

  1. 1.
    Aslamatzidou, Z., Sarri, D.: Deposit of archaic shrine in the site Plakomenos Leontiou in Nemea Corinth (in Greek). In: Kissas, K., Niemeier, W.D. (ed.) The Corinthia and the Northeast Peloponnese Athenaia, vol. 4, pp. 397–403. German Archaeological Institute, Loutraki Corinthias (2009)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Peppa Papaioannou, E.: Coroplastic Artefacts of Archaeological Museum of Peraius (in Greek). Parousia magasine, Athens (2011)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Barfoed, S.: The mystery of the seated goddess: archaic terracotta figurines of the Northeastern Peloponnese. In: Thomasen, H., Rathje, A., Bøggild Johannsen, K. (eds.) Vessels and Variety: New Aspects of Ancient Pottery Acta Hyperborea, pp. 85–105. Museum Tusculanum Press, Copenhagen (2013)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Biers, W.R.: Excavations at Phlius, 1924: the votive deposits, Hesperia, vol. 40, pp. 397–423 (1971)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Grosman, L., Karasik, A., Harush, O., Smilanksy, U.: Archaeology in three dimensions: computer- based methods in archaeological research. J. East. Mediterr. Archaeol. Herit. Stud. 2(1), 48–64 (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    White, S.: Virtual archaeology – the NextEngine desktop laser scanner. Archaeol. Int. 18, 41–44 (2015).  https://doi.org/10.5334/ai.1804CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Means, B.K., McCuistion, A., Bowles, C.: Virtual artifact curation of the historical past and the NextEngine desktop 3D scanner. Tech. Briefs Hist. Archaeol. 7, 1–12 (2013)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Morris, C., Peatfield, A., O‘Neill, B.: Figures in 3D: digital perspectives on Cretan Bronze Age figurines. Open Archaeol. 4, 50–61 (2018).  https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2018-0003CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Polo, M.E., Felicísimo, A.M.: Analysis of uncertainty and repeatability of a low-cost 3D laser scanner. Sensors 12, 9046–9054 (2012).  https://doi.org/10.3390/s120709046CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Brown, J.: Innovation at home – Inside a 3-D desktop scanner. Electron. Eng. Times 48–49, 26 September 2010Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Papantoniou, G., Loizides, F., Lanitis, A., Michaelides, D.: Digitization, restoration and visualization of terracotta figurines from the ‘House of Orpheus’, Nea Paphos, Cyprus. In: Ioannides, M., Fritsch, D., Leissner, J., Davies, R., Remondino, F., Caffo, R. (eds.) EuroMed 2012. LNCS, vol. 7616, pp. 543–550. Springer, Heidelberg (2012).  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34234-9_56CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Counts, D., Averett, E., Garstki, K.: a fragmented past: (Re)constructing antiquity through 3D artefact modelling and customised structured light scanning at Athienou-Malloura. Antiquity 90, 206–218 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Vassallo, V.: 3D digital approach to study, analyse and (Re)interpret cultural heritage: the case study of Ayia Irini (Cyprus and Sweden). In: Campana, S., Scopigno, R., Carpentiero, C.M. (ed.) CAA2015: Keep the Revolution Going, Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, pp. 227–232. Archaeopress, Oxford (2015)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Williams, C.: Corinth and the Cult of Aphrodite. In: Del Chiaro, M.A., Biers, W.R. (eds.) Corinthiaca: Studies in Honor of Darrell A. Amyx, pp. 12–24 (1986)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Croissant, F.: Identication d’une déesse: questions sur l’Aphrodite argienne. In: Prétre, C. (ed.) Le donateur, l’ offrande et la déesse: systèmes votifs dans les sanctuaries de déesses du monde grec: actes du 31e colloque international organize par l’ UMR Halma-Ipel, pp. 181–202. Université Charles-de-Gaulle/Lille, Liège (2007)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Greek Ministry of Culture, Archaeological Ephoreia of CorinthiaAncient CorinthGreece
  2. 2.Department of Anthropology, 816 Oldfather HallUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

Personalised recommendations