ARCC - Ett förslag för kilskriftens digitala framtid

  • Tim Lesniak
  • Alexander Strandberg

Student thesis: Bachelor


In order to have an understanding of the past archaeologists need to be able to interpret archaeological finds (Why Is Archaeology Important?, 2018). One type of find is cuneiform. Ethical principles has been established to secure the conservation of this kind of find by prohibiting handling that could cause weathering ("Principles of Archaeological Ethics", 2018). Because of this, digital work methods has been established in conjunction with reconstruction of cuneiform in order to eliminate the risk of weathering through touch (Fisseler, Müller & Weichert, 2017). The problem is that this kind of work is found to be frustrating by the archaeologists since this way of work differs from their usual analog work method (Woolley et al., 2017). To solve this problem we have used a concept driven method. The digital concept ARCC has been developed which allows archaeologists to use their usual work method without touching the cuneiform. The concept ARCC is a combination of the technologies: augmented reality, magnetic tracking systems and 3D-printing. This concept is an example of the possibilities that exist regarding a practical and ethical work method regarding reconstruction of cunaiform. ARCC can be further developed to improve the concept, it could also act as an indicator of further possibilities within this area

Date of Award2018-Jul-10
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorKari Rönkkö (Supervisor) & Kerstin Ådahl (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Digital design

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Human Computer Interaction (10204)


  • cuneiform
  • augmented reality
  • concept-driven
  • 3d
  • interaction
  • magnetic tracking system
  • 3d-printing

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