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Kotarba-Morley, A. Maria., Sarsfield, J., Hastings, J., Bradshaw, J. & Fiske, P. N. (2014). Building blocks of the lost past: game engines and inaccessible archaeological sites. In G. Earl, T. Sly, A. Chrysanthi, P. Murrieta-Flores, C. Papadopoulos, I. Romanowska & D. Wheatley (Eds.), Archaeology in the Digital Era, Volume II: e-Papers from the 40th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (pp. 949-960). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press.

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Archaeology in the Digital Era, Volume II


This paper explores an idea for creating an informal and easily approachable media platform to promote archaeological sites that are inaccessible and lesser known to the public in the form of an educational game. This game will create an illusion of a real archaeological site visit, allowing players direct contact with its environment and surroundings as well as interaction with its ancient and contemporary inhabitants. In an era of international connectivity, globalization, and social networking, it seems appropriate to choose the online computer and mobile gaming industries as media for spreading the interest in heritage and archaeology.