Publication details

Computers on line: Digital archaeology of WWI at Eastern Slovakia

Authors

VOJTAS Martin FOJTÍK Martin BÍŠKO Richard ZUBALÍK Jiří VAVREČKA Petr TĚSNOHLÍDEK Jakub PETŘÍK Jan TAJKOV Peter

Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description From November 1914 till May 1915, a frontline between the Austro-Hungarian and the Russian forces was located in Eastern Carpathians, therefore on the territory of contemporary north-eastern Slovakia. The Russian army carried out two main offensives, which resulted in up to 45,000 dead soldiers and 250,000 wounded or taken as prisoners of war. After 100 years, we survey this huge area, where we have chosen several sites for deeper research. These sites are located in different environment and had different fate during military operations, which makes them ideal for comparations of aproaches - for both World war one soldiers and archeological survey. With using of modern digital methods like LiDAR, GPS, GIS, archaeogeophysics, we can perform spatial analyses. With help of period manuals, pictures, photographs, memories and archaeological documentation of relics, we can digitally reconstruct the appearence of trenches and battlefield. With these reconstructions and visualisations we can open more possibilities of research and popularization, we can answer to asked questions and find new questions to ask.
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