Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society

Reconstructing Kings Weston Roman Villa and the Roman Ruins at Sea Mills

On Wednesday September 14, 2022
Alex Birkett, University of Bristol

Creating three-dimensional records and reconstructions of excavations and built heritage is quickly spreading throughout the field of archaeology.  However, how much is this a novelty or a shiny new toy for archaeologists to play with?  Does this expand our ability to understand what we excavate?  To what extent is it even practical for archaeologists to adopt?  These are the questions of Alex’s thesis and the remains at King’s Weston and Sea Mills provide a challenging testbed to eke out the problems and shortcomings of this method.