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The Laboratory for Integrative Archaeological Visualization and Heritage (LIAVH)

Research Open House 2022

Uzma Z. Rizvi, SLAS and Can Sucuoglu, Information
Priyashi Bhupendra Galiawala, MArch ’22
Sophia Hull, MS City and Regional Planning ’22
Sofia Martynovich, MS Information Experience Design ’22
Fariah Qasim, MS Information Experience Design ’22
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
School of Information

The Laboratory for Integrative Archaeological Visualization and Heritage (LIAVH) makes connections between technology, archaeological data management, and heritage practice.

M-LAB is our inaugural project that locates itself in the ancient third millennium BCE city of MohenjoDaro, Pakistan.

M-LAB brings together archaeological record, heritage work, data visualization, and storytelling in the service of making the past more accessible, with tools like 3D modeling.

A map view of the archeological site provides a sense of scale to the city being studied. Shaded in red is a small neighborhood in the south area of Mohenjo-Daro.
This map shows a top down sketch of the walls and streets that were uncovered in the Mohenjo-Daro excavation site. The area shaded in red highlights the neighborhood of interest where a majority of our initial work is focused.

The extent and variety of archeological features found in MohenjoDaro make it a perfect case study for the developed analytical methodologies to be scaled and applied to other urban sites around the world.

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A brick wall located in the archaeological dig site of MohenjoDaro, Pakistan. The wall was likely once a side of a house, though it is partially destroyed now with no roof remaining. Two doorways are visible as large gaps in the wall.
The remnants of the wall of a house in MohenjoDaro, Pakistan. Two door frames remain, providing us with clues about the structure’s historic use.