3D documentation in archaeological fieldwork: a case study from the site of Metsamor Cover Image

3D documentation in archaeological fieldwork: a case study from the site of Metsamor
3D documentation in archaeological fieldwork: a case study from the site of Metsamor

Author(s): Otto Bagi
Subject(s): Archaeology, Ancient World, Present Times (2010 - today), ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Metsamor; three-dimensional registration; 3D; photogrammetry; digital documentation method; digital archaeology;

Summary/Abstract: Three-dimensional recording techniques, although growing rapidly in efficiency and applicability for archaeologists, have still not been turned to full account, mainly because they require for the most part expensive equipment and know-how. In this respect, photogrammetry is unique, being relatively cheap and easy to use. The joint Armenian–Polish archaeological project in Metsamor drew on the possibilities of this technology, which is relatively new to archaeological proceedings, in the daily recording system used at the site. The following article discusses the step-by-step application of photogrammetry in field documentation and its positive impact on archaeological work, Metsamor being taken as a case in point.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: XXVI
  • Page Range: 795-808
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English