Monumental Computations
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- Stadtarchäologie, Museen der Stadt Wien (Ed.): Monumental Computations: Digital archaeology of large urban and underground infrastructures, Heidelberg: Propylaeum, 2021 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, Vienna, Vol. 24).

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Museen der Stadt Wien - Stadtarchäologie (Ed.)

Monumental Computations

Digital archaeology of large urban and underground infrastructures

Proceedings of the International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, Vienna

The international conference "Cultural Heritage and New Technologies" took place in 2019 on the theme "Monumental Computations - Digital archaeology of large urban and underground infrastructures" at the Vienna City Hall.
The conference papers address the challenges of large urban development projects for the responsible organizers, whose goal is to preserve the cultural heritage of the cities concerned as much as possible. In this context, computer-based approaches are indispensable in all steps of a large urban development project.


The Urban Archeology of Vienna, a department of the Wien Museum, deals with the execution of excavations and the subsequent processing and scientific evaluation of the archaeological reports and objects that have come to light. The results on the history of the city of Vienna are made available to a wide audience through publications and various educational offers.

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