After a decade’s worth of groundbreaking transformation in archaeological practices, contentious debates over the value and practicality of 3D tools, such as photogrammetry, 3D scanning, 3D reconstruction, and virtual reality (VR), have given way to an emergent consensus that these constitute a new and vital class of recording and heuristic instruments.  This special issue originated from discussions at the 2019 annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in the panel, “Three-Dimensional Archaeology Comes of Age,” and presents a characteristic cross-section of current research in Mediterranean Archaeology based in three-dimensional computational methodologies.


Cover Image: Tunnel and Well Complex in the Roman Villa of Vacone (Rieti), Italy, 3D digitized between 2016 and 2018 in the framework of the Upper Sabina Tiberina Project.

Published: 2020-12-31