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)


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.


3D modeling Terracotta figurines Archaic period Plakomenos Greece 


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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

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