The Balkan Heritage Field School students attending a field school
for 3D archaeological recording (photogrammetry and Reflectance
Transformation Imaging) in the summer of 2015 at Stobi, Republic of
Macedonia, have participating in the work over the Virtual tour of the archaeological site Stobi - important Hellenistic and Roman city.
During the 2015 season a joint team comprised of the Balkan Heritage
Foundation, the National Institution Stobi, and Queen’s University
(Canada) conducted the field school for 11 students from the United
States, Canada, France, and Australia. The instructors of the program,
Dr. George Bevan, of Queen’s University, Canada; and Miglena Raykovska,
of New Bulgarian University, assisted by Ian Longo and Kristen Jones,
were responsible for guiding the work and the final processing and creation of the tour. It consists of two hundred 360° panoramas of fourteen important buildings of the site and could be seen at.http://www.xtura360.ca/Stobi/tour.html
The fcourse will be
continued in the summer of 2016 as a part of the program of two BHFS
excavation field schools, Stobi and Pistiros, at which time students
participating in both field schools will be taught the techniques of
photogrammetry, which will enable them to create 3D models of artefacts and buildings, virtual tours of sites and museums. The work on Stobi's virtual tour will be continued.