Robert Peter Barratt

PhD title:

Archiving the Maltese temple complexes through the use of 3D databases, with particular focus on accessibility of information and site interlinking

Research field:

The aim of this research project is to reinterpret the Maltese Neolithic landscape through the use of 3D Reconstructions and databases. Comparative analysis of architectural features will further our understanding of ritual and belief, while computational tools such as lines of sight and lighting evaluation will reveal choices in positioning and alignment within site clusters.

My main fields of interest are Visualisation and computing. Prior to my MPhil I researched Photogrammetric recording, and recently I have progressed to 3D Reconstruction and coding through gaming software. My PhD project will build upon these studies to analyse wider landscapes and methodologies, and develop digital tools built specifically for Archaeology.