anastylosis


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Noun1.anastylosis - the archeological reassembly of ruined monuments from fallen or decayed fragments (incorporating new materials when necessary)anastylosis - the archeological reassembly of ruined monuments from fallen or decayed fragments (incorporating new materials when necessary)
reassembly, refabrication - assembling again
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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Anastylosis is a precise science and there are many tools including computer modelling to make this activity possible.
The last part of this gallery described briefly but brightly the history of exploration and research, concentrating on the prolific work that Waelkens has carried out with so many specialists and, in particular, on architectural reconstruction by anastylosis (Figure 1).
Due credit is given to Theodoor van Erp's sterling efforts that set the benchmark for anastylosis (the technique of dismantling a ruined monument, numbering each stone; and the careful fitting together of these and other loose building stones/sculptures that may be found scattered around it, to reassemble the structure) which was subsequently employed with much success at other sites in Java.