Virtual reality in education and commitment to Virtual Museums
LA ALMOLOYA: Scientific Virtual Reality project entrusted to Pixeldreams by the Department of Prehistory of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) for the virtual reconstruction of an Iberian Village from the Bronze Age (2200-1550 BC) in the Murciano municipality of Sheet - Spain.
The project, financed through FEDER funds for regional development, was carried out using the most advanced Virtual Reality techniques with the aim of creating a project dissemination center for the Museo de Pliego and giving an educational and interpretative facet to the archaeological research carried out. by the UAB team for more than a decade.
The La Almoloya deposit has an altitude of 561 meters and a total area of 3,800m². It is a settlement inhabited by approximately 250 people and which was active for more than 600 years, being a center of political concentration and wealth of the first order. The settlement belongs to the Argar culture, which spread throughout the southeast of the peninsula, occupying the provinces of Almería and Murcia, as well as part of Granada, Jaén and Alicante.
To reproduce the hill, a photogrammetric flight was carried out using a drone and the fortified access was virtually reconstructed, the square-plan houses built with stone and adobe, and a burial was represented inside one of the palatial government rooms.
Virtual Archaeology The objective of the project also consisted of representing its inhabitants, the utensils of daily life and the weapons of the time. The team in charge of the archaeological excavations in La Almoloya.
Directed by Vicente Lull, Rafael Micó, Cristina Rihuete and Roberto Risch, it has previously made important discoveries in La Bastida, another Murcian Bronze Age site that is unique in Europe.