La restitution 3D, outil de l'archéologie de Reims antique (Durocortorum)

Abstract : During the Early-Empire, with a surface of 1,500 acres, Reims was one of the largest cities in the Empire and the metropolis of the Belgian Gaul province. The geological substratum of the city, the “campanien” chalk, is very crumbly and is damaged by frost. The hard base construction material needed to be brought from far away, thus it was systematically re-used. Since the eighties, it was brought to light miles and miles of trenches of recycled walls, opening questions about the interpretation of such remains. When the spatial and diachronic study is important in an overall approach of antique town planning, it is too limited to comprehend the volumes, the architecture and the functions of the constructions brought to light. The creation of 3D pictures is more recent and still needs to be included into the “SIGrem” (urban archaeological SIG), running from the principle that three-dimensional modelling of some data will allow to create the virtual representations required for the various scientific approaches.
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François Berthelot, Xavier Briand, Eric Desjardin, Dominique Pargny, Maxence Poirier. La restitution 3D, outil de l'archéologie de Reims antique (Durocortorum). Virtual Retrospect 2009, Robert Vergnieux, Nov 2009, pessac, France. pp.11-17. ⟨halshs-01863933⟩

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