N. Lercari Publications

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

2017     Lercari, N., Shiferaw, E., Forte, M., Kopper, R. (2017). Immersive Visualization and Curation of Archaeological Heritage Data: Çatalhöyük and the Dig@IT App. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s10816-017-9340-4.  

2017     Lercari, N. (2017). 3D Visualization and Reflexive Archaeology: A Virtual Reconstruction of Çatalhöyük History Houses. Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, 6 (2017), DOI: 10.1016/j.daach.2017.03.001.

2015     Berggren, A., Dell’Unto, N., Forte, M., Haddow S., Hodder, I., Issavi J., Lercari, N., Mazzuccato, C., Mickel, Al., Taylor. J.S. (2015). Revisiting reflexive archaeology at Çatalhöyük: integrating digital and 3D technologies at the trowel’s edge. Antiquity, 89(344), 433-448. DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2014.43.

2012     Forte, M., Dell’Unto, N., Issavi, J., Onsurez, L., Lercari, N. (2012). 3D Archaeology at Çatalhöyük. International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era, 1(3), 351-378. DOI: 10.1260/2047-4970.1.3.351 

Chapters in Peer-reviewed scholarly books

2018     Lercari, N. (in press). Virtually Rebuilding Çatalhöyük History houses. In I. Hodder (Ed.), Religion, History and Place in the Origin of Settled Life. Boulder: University Press of Colorado. 

2016     Lercari, N. (2016). Terrestrial Laser Scanning in the Age of Sensing. In M. Forte, S. Campana (Eds.), Digital Methods and Remote Sensing in Archaeology (pp.3-33). New York: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-40658-9.

2016     Lercari, N. (2016). Simulating History in Virtual Worlds. In Y. Sivan (Ed.), Handbook on 3D3C Platforms: Applications and Tools for Three Dimensional Systems for Community, Creation and Commerce (pp. 337-352). New York: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-22041-3; DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22041-3_13.

2016     Forte, M., Dell'Unto, N., Jonsson, K., Lercari, N. Interpretation Process at Çatalhöyük using 3D. (2015). In I. Hodder, A. Marciniak (Eds.), Assembling Çatalhöyük (pp.43-57). New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-910526-00-2.

2014     Lercari, N., Mortara, M., Forte, M. (2014). Unveiling California history through serious games: Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse. In A. De Gloria (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Games and Learning Alliance. (pp. 236-251). Berlin: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-12157-4.  

2011     Lercari, N. (2011). Nuove Forme di Comunicazione per Nu.M.E. In F. Bocchi, R. Smurra (Eds.), (pp. 217-225). Bologna: Bononia University Press. ISBN: 978-88-7395-597-9.

2010     Lercari, N. (2010). An Open Source Approach to Cultural Heritage: Nu.M.E. Project and the Virtual Reconstruction of Bologna. In M. Forte (Ed.), Cyber-Archaeology (pp. 125-133). Oxford: Archaeopress, BAR Int. Series 2177.

Manuscripts Under Review and in Preparation

Under Review    Lercari, N., Arksey, M., DeLugan, R., Thornburg M., Caskey, C., Wilkinson, P., Molano, S., Renn, E., Gurevitz, A. California Gold Country’s Digital Heritage: Innovations in Community Engaged Research and Training. Collaborations: A Journal of Community-based Research and Practice.

In preparation   Lercari, N., Aboulhosn, J., Guillem, A., Duenas Garcia M., Campiani, A. Drones at the Dawn of Civilization: Assessing Drone-based Survey and Data Processing Methods at Çatalhöyük and Boncuklu Höyük.

Papers in Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

2016     Lercari, N., Schulze, J., Wendrich, W., Porter, B., Burton, M., Levy, T.E. (2016). 3-D Digital Preservation of At-Risk Global Cultural Heritage. Paper presented at EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (GCH) 2016, Genova, Italy. Oct. 5-7, 2016. DOI: 10.2312/gch.20161395.

2013     Lercari, N., Mortara, M., Forte, M. (2013). Unveiling California history through serious games: Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse. Paper presented at Games and Learning Alliance. Games and Learning Alliance (GALA), Second International Conference, Paris 2013, Paris. Oct. 23-25, 2013.

2013     Lercari, N., Forte, M., Onsurez, L., Schultz, J. (2013). Multimodal Reconstruction of Landscape in Serious Games for Heritage. An insight on the creation of Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse serious game. Paper presented at Digital Heritage International Congress 2013, Marseille, France, Oct. 28- Nov 01, 2013.

2012     Forte, M., Lercari, N., Onsurez, L., Issavi, J., Prather, E. (2012). The Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse Project: A Serious Game for Research and Education. Paper presented at 18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia- VSMM 2012, Milano, Italy, Sept. 2-5, 2012.

2011     Lercari, N., Toffalori, E., Spigarolo, M., Onsurez, L. (2011). Virtual Heritage in the Cloud: New Perspectives for the Virtual Museum of Bologna. Paper presented at VAST 2011, 12th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Prato, Italy, Oct 18-21, 2011.

2010     Forte, M., Lercari, N., Galeazzi, F., Borra, D. (2010). Metaverse Communities and Archaeology: The Case of Teramo. Paper presented at Third International Euro-Mediterranean Conference - EuroMed 2010 (pp. 79-84), Limassol, Cyprus, Nov. 8-13, 2010.

Other Conference Proceedings and Published Abstracts:

2017     Lercari, N. and Weekley, J. (2017). Leveraging Wide-Area Visualization Environments (WAVE) and the Pacific Research Platform to create At-Risk Global Heritage Networks. Paper presented at 2017 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) International Conference, Atlanta, GA, Mar. 14-16, 2017.

2017     Lercari, N., Jaffke, D. (2017). Bodie 3D Project: Best Practices for Heritage Digital Documentation at Bodie SHP. Paper presented at the Society for California Archaeology Annual Meeting 2017, Fishcamp, CA, Mar. 9-12, 2017.

2015     Lercari, N. (2015). 3D visualization and reflexive archaeology: the virtual reconstruction of Çatalhöyük History houses. Paper presented at The 48th Chacmool Annual Conference, Calgary, Canada, Nov. 11-14, 2015.

2015     Lercari, N. (2015). Virtually Rebuilding Çatalhöyük History Houses. Paper presented at SAA 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Apr 15-19, 2015.

2015     Forte, M., Lercari, N. (2015). Digital Archaeology at Çatalhöyük: New Inferential Methods for the Interpretation of Neolithic Buildings. Paper presented at SAA 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Apr 15-19, 2015.

2014     Lercari, N. (2014). Towards an Immersive Interpretation of Çatalhöyük at DiVE. Paper presented at ASOR Meeting 2014, San Diego, CA, Nov 19-22, 2014.

2014     Lercari, N., Shiferaw, E., Kopper, R. (2014). Reshaping Remote Sensing and Virtual Reality at Çatalhöyük. Paper presented at Age of Sensing 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology, Durham, NC, Oct 13-15, 2014.

2014     Lercari, N. (2014). Terrestrial Laser Scanning at Çatalhöyük: New Methodologies, Results, and Research Perspectives. Paper presented at Age of Sensing 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology, Durham, NC, Oct 13-15, 2014.

2014     Forte, M., Dell’Unto, N., Haddow, S., Lercari, N., Mazzucato, C. (2014). Interpretation Process at Çatalhöyük Using 3D. Paper presented at 20th Ann. Meeting of the European Assoc. of Archaeologists, Istanbul, Turkey, 10-14 Sept., 2014.

2013     Lercari, N., Forte, M., Zielinski, D., Kopper, R., Lai, R. Çatalhöyük @ DiVE: Virtual reconstruction and immersive visualization of a Neolithic building. Paper presented at Space2Place, Digital Heritage International Congress 2013, Marseille, France, Oct. 28- Nov 01, 2013.

2013     Forte, M., Dell'Unto, N., Haddow, S., Lercari, N. 3D Documentation at Çatalhöyük: New Perspective for Digital Archaeology. Paper presented at Space2Place, Digital Heritage International Congress 2013, Marseille, France, Oct. 28- Nov 01, 2013.

2013     Campana, S., Morelli, G., Catanzariti, G., Strutt, K., Forte, M., Lercari, N. 4D Surveys at Çatalhöyük (Turkey): Magnetometry, sa-GPR & hr-GPR, Laser scanning. Paper presented at Space2Place, Digital Heritage International Congress 2013, Marseille, France, Oct. 28- Nov 01, 2013.

Research Reports

2016      Lercari, N., Lingle, A. M., Umurhan, O. (2016). Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project – Field season 2016 Report. Çatalhöyük Project - Stanford University.

2016      Lercari, N., Lingle, A. M. (2016). Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project. Çatalhöyük Project - Stanford University.

2016      Forte, M., Danelon, N., Biancifiori, E., Dell’Unto, N., Lercari, N. (2016). Building 89 and 3D Digging Project. Çatalhöyük Project - Stanford University.

2015      Forte, M., Lercari, N. (2015). Building 89 3D Digging Project. Çatalhöyük Project - Stanford University.

2014      Forte, M., Dell'Unto, N., Lercari, N. (2014). 3D Digging Projects – Season 2013. Çatalhöyük Project - Stanford University.

Invited Talks

2017     Lercari, N., Mapeo Tridimensional En Los Albores De La Civilización: Métodos 3D para la documentación, interpretación y visualización de Çatalhöyük, Turquía, National Autonomous University of Mexico City (UNAM), Mexico (May 2017).

2017     Lercari, N. and Jaffke, D., Bodie 3D Project, California State Parks Leader’s Training 2017, Asilomar, CA (January 2017).

2016     Lercari, N., History-making and religious ritual in 4D: A Spatial and Temporal Virtual Reconstruction of Çatalhöyük History Houses, New Perspectives on Çatalhöyük: 3D Visualization and Archaeology Conference, Old Dominion University, VA (December 2016).

2016     Lercari, N., Heritage Preservation and Emerging Technologies, CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series, UC Berkeley, CA (October 2016).

2016     Lercari, N., Bodie Digital Heritage and Pacific Research Platform, CITRIS PRP Science Engagement Workshop, UC Merced, Merced, CA (September 2016).

2016     Lercari, N., Bodie Digital Heritage Project, Geosummit 2016 – Discover the Power of GIS, UC Merced, Merced, CA (April 2016).

2016     Lercari, N., 3D Mapping at the Dawn of Civilization, Modeling Culture Conference, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. (April 2016).

2016     Lercari, N., Interpretation Using Digital Technologies, Resources Management Cultural Advanced Training, California State Parks, Asilomar, CA (March 2016).

2015     Lercari, N., Advancements in 3D Documentation Techniques: Bodie Digital Heritage Project, California Preservation Foundation Workshop, Vallejo, CA. (November 2015).

2015     Lercari, N., Bodie Digital Heritage Project. California State Parks Transformation Team - Natural and Cultural Resources - Advisory Group Meeting, Sacramento, CA (October 2015).

2015     Lercari, N., Heritage, Reality Computing, and the Cyber Future of Humanities Scholarship. UC Cyber-Infrastructure Conference 2015, Panel: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (April 2015).

2014     Lercari, N., From Plato’s Cave to C.A.V.E. Simulation. Seminar - Job Talk. UC Merced, Merced, CA. (March 2014).