Digital Excavation through Learning and Training in Archaeology (DELTA)

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Project Identification
Project Period
9/2019 - 8/2022
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Arts
Cooperating Organization
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
University of Basilicata

The DELTA project proposes the design and development of an open course that combines
the physical space of the excavation field with the digital space (virtual excavation, online
learning) with the aid of the new technology. More specifically, the project proposes the
development of an innovative course that will train students in digital and 21 st century
competences and the use of new technologies in Archaeology, will promote the
Archaeological Excavation into an educational means (and offer an innovative educational
experience with the assistance of new technologies, such as DB, GIS, laser–scanning, 3d
models, digitalization, digital storytelling, augmented and virtual reality, and management of
archaeological findings) and will provide theoretical knowledge of documentation standards in implementing Culture Conventions and EU legislation that allow for combatting the illicit
trafficking of cultural objects, the protection and promotion of cultural and natural heritage.
The course will support a blended learning process through an open platform (online
learning) as well as face to face and on-site learning with a transnational mobility of students
and their professors of Archaeology. The archaeologists like other cultural professionals
need to up skill and be trained in new methods and tools in order to manage, document,
preserve and promote the findings during and after the excavation field.

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