María José Merchán

María José Merchán
Universidad de Extremadura | UNEX · Department of Didactics of Social Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Currently working at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automatics at the Universidad de Extremadura. Research in Archaeology and History and the application of technology to these fields. My present project is 'Application of Multisensory Technology for Resolution of Problems in the Field of Research and Preservation of Archaeological Heritage in Extremadura".

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In the context of continuous renewal in teaching methodologies, the inclusion of new technologies has meant a qualitative leap. However, the application of some of them remains a challenge for educators. This is the case of Extended Reality, which is becoming increasingly well-liked, especially among younger audiences, thanks to its playful side. N...
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Es práctica habitual que desde los diversos sectores que afectan al conocimiento y gestión de los edificios patrimoniales se trabaje individualmente, sin una visión de conjunto. De este modo, la colaboración se establece dentro de un mismo nivel, sin la necesaria integración de otros puntos de vista en la búsqueda de soluciones. Esta falta de inter...
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When it concerns dissemination, the relationship between cultural heritage and technology has not always been easy. On the one hand, the emotions involved in knowing, enjoying, and feeling a real heritage remain should not be eclipsed by the technological experience. On the other hand, technology cannot be relegated to the point where its use is so...
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La recuperación de la policromía en la estatuaria antigua es un proceso complejo. Además de la enorme pérdida de pigmentos provocada por la lixiviación y el paso del tiempo, la errónea concepción de un mundo clásico en mármol blanco forjada en el Renacimiento provocó que los ornamentos pétreos de las ciudades sufrieran un proceso de limpieza tal qu...
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No se concibe el trabajo arqueológico en la actualidad sin la inclusión de nuevas metodologías que faciliten las tareas de investigación y ofrezcan soluciones a problemas que, empleando métodos tradicionales, quedarían sin resolver. Proponemos en este artículo la aplicación de una estrategia de reconstrucción de puzles 3D incompletos sobre una de l...
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Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that heritage buildings and structures unearthed during the construction of new infrastructures cannot be adequately conserved once dug out. Before the eternal doubt, keeping or covering them, the economic aspect often takes precedence. Luckily, when the decision is to hide it again, technology offers the possibi...
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People with disabilities encounter numerous barriers when dealing with the simplest and most usual things in their daily lives. This is even more remarkable when they are faced with archaeological heritage buildings or environments. People with reduced mobility come too often upon architectural barriers that stop them from enjoying their visits to...
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The traditional approach for physical reproduction in Cultural Heritage requires the production of moulds on the very surface of the original artwork in an invasive, manual and usually time-consuming process that is intensely influenced by the complexity of the piece to be reproduced. The difficulties increase when changing the size of the copy is...
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There are different expressions of Cultural Heritage, from material to intangible heritage, whereas the term Cultural Heritage many times encompasses the main category of immovable Cultural Heri-tage (buildings, monuments, archaeological sites...). All over Europe, Heritage Buildings (HBs) attract millions of visitors every year. Being a part of pa...
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The number of buildings protected under the name of “Cultural Heritage” is growing at an accelerated pace in recent years. But, equally, they are constantly exposed to risks of loss or deterioration. Europe today expects a series of benefits of Heritage Buildings that goes from aesthetic enjoyment to economic development. All of which implies plann...
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Technology development really reaches its highest point when it becomes a tool to facilitate life to people, especially to those more disadvantaged groups. This is the case of people with disabilities, who find lots of barriers to cope with the most usual and simplest things in their day-to-day. This fact is even more significant when they happen t...
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t is a fact that studying subjects eminently theoretical as History, Philosophy, etc. may sometimes be boring for teenagers. In our current society, based on the immediacy of data, images, sounds..., telling stories in a traditional way ends up reversing in a counterproductive way for learners and teachers. New educational methodologies have been d...
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Children, from ever younger ages, are exposed to new technologies and accustomed to their usage. One of the uses they enjoy the nost are video games. During game sessions, they are focused on the objectives of the game and have an enthusiastic and active attitude. Conversely, children have a passive attitude, as mere receivers of knowledge, and som...
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The current advances of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have created new spaces for the recreational participation, mainly on virtual spaces, which can be considered as one of the main drivers of the cultural and creative production. This paper describes the experience in developing and testing an interactive 3D virtual environmen...
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El Modelado con Información para la Construcción (Building Information Modelling o BIM, en inglés) es una metodología de trabajo colaborativa que implica el proceso de generación y gestión de datos de un edificio a lo largo de su ciclo de vida. En los últimos años, estos modelos se han adaptado con éxito a la gestión de información en el ámbito de...
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En este trabajo se presenta un procedimiento de segmentación de datos 3D pertenecientes a obras del patrimonio cultural. El objetivo es, en primer lugar, que el algoritmo sea capaz de separar las zonas ornamentales de las no ornamentales y, en segundo lugar, que el procedimiento sea rápido. Para ello se ha propuesto un método que realiza la segment...
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Este trabajo trata de la adaptación experimentada por la metodología BIM (Building Information Modelling) para abordar el modelado y la gestión de edificios históricos, obteniendo lo que se conoce como HBIM (Heritage/Historic Building Information Model). Las siete dimensiones y los niveles de madurez establecidos en BIM, se evalúan y analizan para...
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The excavations carried out in the Roman theatre of Medellín (Metellinum) have unearthed a notable and varied sculptural set which would have decorated the complex. The analysis of this magnificent group, besides showing part of the previous aspect of the building, will reveal its connection with other theatres of the Lusitanian province, as August...
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This chapter presents a new line of research that addresses the treatment of data acquired through different sensors to capture reality in order to obtain useful information that can be applied to the generation of knowledge in the field of conservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage. This technology is expected to be used to solve impact pro...
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Arte e arquitetura. Viver à romana. 127. Escultura. Cabeça feminina de mármore 128. Escultura. Fragmento de mão de mármore 129. Fragmento de coluna 130. Fragmento de pilastra de mármore 131. Fragmento de pilastra de mármore 132. Friso de mármore
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This chapter deals with the adaptation experienced by BIM (Building Information Modelling) methodology to address the modelling and management of heritage/historic buildings, obtaining what is known as HBIM (Heritage/Historic Building Information Modelling).
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Este volumen está dedicado al estudio de las esculturas halladas en Écija, la antigua Colonia Augusta Firma Astigi, una de las tres capitales conventuales de la provincia bética. La monografía aporta un exhaustivo catálogo de esculturas y relieves, su análisis tipológico, estilístico e iconográfico, así como la atribución contextual y funcional de...
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New technologies bring innovative aspects to the field of education that involve a qualitative improvement in the forms of teaching and learning. Its use not only allows the effective implementation of some of the existing educational theories but also opens the possibilities for exploration of new models, with a multidisciplinary perspective. A la...
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In this paper, we try to summarize and give an overview of the archaeometric methods proposed hitherto, both chemical analysis and physical tests, which have been used for the recovery of the colour. This way, by considering them diachronically, we will be able to assess the results obtained by those that have more prestige these days. From the vis...
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The aim of this article is to highlight the importance that the access to a database elaborated from this technology supposes for students of this matter who can know the scales, textures, volumes, etc. of an archaeological piece as if they had it between their own hands. In this case, we have produced a digital database made up of the funds of the...
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In this paper we show the work that must be carried out to generate accurate, dense and coloured 3D models of large outdoor ancient scenarios from scanners. This is a challenging research field in which several problems still remain unsolved. Particularly, the 3D model creation process in outdoor scenes might be inefficient if the scene is digitali...
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This paper has a double aim: on the one hand it deals with the description of the work that must be carried out to incorporate 3D models to the teaching-learning process. It covers the whole course of action from the planning acquisition phase to the post-processing stage that finishes with the digital replica of the real object provided. On the ot...
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Included in the catalogue of the exhibition “Roma S.P.Q.R.”. Madrid, 2007.

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This project addresses the treatment of data acquired through different types of sensors: TLS, 3D scanners, hyperspectral and thermographic cameras, etc... It aims to obtain useful information that can be applied to the generation of knowledge in the field of conservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage.
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Innovaciones en el Estudio Arqueológico y Arqueométrico del Uso de los Marmora en la Baetica: Arquitectura, Escultura, Epigrafía.