Enhancing Virtual Reality with Artificial Life: Reconstructing a Flooded European Mesolithic Landscape

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Enhancing Virtual Reality with Artificial Life: Reconstructing a Flooded European Mesolithic Landscape. / Ch'ng, Eugene; Stone, Robert.

In: Presence, Vol. 15, No. 3, 01.06.2006, p. 341-352.

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