Understanding Virtual Objects through Reverse Engineering


  • Vera Moitinho de Almeida Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Juan Anton Barceló Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona




3D scan, Artificial intelligence, Reverse engineering, Simulation, Virtual reconstruction


The main objective of our research is to develop a new methodology, based on Reverse Engineering processes – 3D scan, quantitative data analysis and Artificial Intelligence techniques, in particular simulation – to study the relationship between form and function of artefacts. Furthermore, we aim to provide new data, as well as possible explanations of the archaeological record according to what it expects about social activity, including working processes, by simulating the potentialities of such actions in terms of input-output relationships.


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Author Biographies

Vera Moitinho de Almeida, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Departamento de Prehistoria

Juan Anton Barceló, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Departamento de Prehistoria


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How to Cite

Moitinho de Almeida, V., & Barceló, J. A. (2012). Understanding Virtual Objects through Reverse Engineering. Virtual Archaeology Review, 3(7), 14–17. https://doi.org/10.4995/var.2012.4372