Tavium - Documentation of a Historic Archeologic Complex
The archaeologic site of Tavium and its surroundings are located in
the Yozgat province of Turkey. The archaeologically-interesting area is
about 10 km² in size and encloses the village of Büyüknefes. Under this
city which dates back to Roman and Byzantin times lies, according to the
source and observations of the hellenistic suburb of Ostgalatiens, an
important and central place of the early and middle Ice Ages called Anatolia.
This central place is an important cult town of the Hittite empire and
was an important centre during the early Bronze Age.
The i3Mainz supports this archeologic research with map portrayals of
current topographic data in different scales. The new archeological findings
will be successively incorporated into the digitally generated and stored
database in compliance with the advancement of research work. An exact
geodetic reference system was established for future archeological excavations
using local GPS surveying. The entire area of interest will eventually
be documented in a scale of 1:500.
Further work will be to generate high-quality digital three-dimensional
situation models. From these models and appropriate software, statistical
view perspectives, virtual fly-overs, terrain slices etc.can be constructed.
Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Müller