KAMBE project

The Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project has been investigating the relationship between urban landscapes, social interaction, and social change in the Late Bronze Age (c. 1650-1100 BCE) on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus.  Working with the MAGIC Lab, we’re currently developing an augmented reality (AR) app for the archaeological site of Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios.  The KAD-AR app will allow visitors to the site to use a GPS-enabled mobile device (e.g., tablet, mobile phone) to overlay virtual content on areas of the site viewed by the device’s camera, with the correct position and perspective.  This content would include such things as 3D reconstructions of visible ruins, visualizations of buried urban features detected by geophysical survey, video commentary, and images of archaeological finds no longer present on site.  Visitors will actually be able to enter and navigate around a virtual reconstruction of building.  Ultimately, this app will provide a powerful research tool, integrating other forms of archaeological data useful for researchers, including detailed qualitative and quantitative information on finds and their stratigraphic contexts and 3D models of significant artifacts or features.