Technology, Materiality and Cultural Heritage in Eastern Africa

Laura Basell (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Authors: Basell, L. S., Horton, M., Ali, A., Egberts, E., Hooper, F., Webber, H. and Mellor, N.
Abstract: This paper presents some preliminary results arising from a workshop focussed on “Embracing the Cultural Heritage of Eastern Africa” held in Zanzibar during June 2017. It will focus predominantly on terrestrial laser scan, drone and ground penetrating radar outputs from case studies on Zanzibar, including a cave system and Persian baths. The paper will consider the value of employing such technologies, their accessibility and practical applicability in the context of African heritage management. The tensions between materiality and virtual reality, modern and ancient technology will be explored.
Period25 Nov 2017
Event titleAfrican Archaeology Research Day: null
Event typeConference
LocationYork, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational