By Ostapovich on October 24, 2014
UBC News is running a story on our efforts to create an augmented reality (AR) app for Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios. Check it out here. The story was also picked by CBC Radio International, who ran an interview with Kevin Fisher.
By Ostapovich on August 9, 2014
The KAMBE Project is excited to announce a new collaboration with Vancouver-based NGRAIN Corporation and the University of British Columbia’s MAGIC (Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre) Lab to produce an augmented-reality (AR) app for Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios. NGRAIN is sharing its expertise and industry-leading AR software to serve as a platform for the project, while MAGIC […]
By Ostapovich on July 16, 2014
KAMBE Project Co-director Kevin Fisher has been awarded an Insight Development Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The grant, entitled “Understanding Urban Social Dynamics using High Resolution Archaeology”, will fund new excavation and continued geophysical survey at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios in 2015. This work will included implementing a 3D digital recording system developed […]
By Ostapovich on November 1, 2013
Just back from a short but successful trip to Cyprus (Nov. 8-12) with Prof. Jesse Casana and graduate student Adam Wiewel from the University of Arkansas to test out CAST’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or “drone”. We conducted a number of night time aerial surveys using a thermal camera at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios in order to see […]
By Ostapovich on October 20, 2013
Welcome to the website of The Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project, an interdisciplinary investigation of the relationships between urban landscapes, social interaction, and social change on the island of Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age (c. 1650-1100 BCE).
By Ostapovich on October 17, 2013
Previous excavations have revealed parts of a thriving Late Bronze Age city, including the monumental Building X with its “Pithos Hall” (shown here), where the remains of over 50 massive storage jars, which once contained olive oil, were recovered. But how were these excavated areas woven together into an urban fabric?
By Ostapovich on October 15, 2013
Survey and excavations have revealed several areas of Late Bronze Age settlement in the Maroni Valley, including a monumental complex at Vournes and an industrial port at Tsaroukkas. Were these part of an integrated city or do they represent a low-density or dispersed form of urbanism?
By Ostapovich on October 14, 2013
The KAMBE Project uses cutting-edge digital and geospatial technologies for detecting, recording and visualizing the archaeological remains of Kalavasos and Maroni, including 3D laser scanning, photogrammetry, and a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) with digital and thermal cameras.
By Ostapovich on October 13, 2013
The KAMBE Project is using magnetometry and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to detect the remains of buried urban buildings and infrastructure at Kalavasos and Maroni. High resolution GPR survey has allowed us to produce incredibly detailed plans of buried structures.