Bigger And Better: Photogrammetry Of Buildings

Photogrammetry is definitely the "new" thing in archaeology, slowly clawing its way into how we treat and record archaeological sites. As far as its potentials go though, there is still a lot of research to be done, in order to assess the uses that this technology has, but also the limits that we will have …

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Recreating Tower Of London Graffiti Using Photogrammetry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dW4L9KaQxI Last weekend I visited the Tower of London, which gave me a great opportunity to try out some of the Photogrammetry ideas I have had in the past few weeks. Apart from testing 123D Catch out on large monuments and entire palace façades, I decided (thanks to the suggestion of Helene Murphy) to try …

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Photogrammetric Model Made With Iphone 4s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhxqcs5RqDE I've experimented before with using my Iphone to create Photogrammetric models (not through the app, just taking the photos and running it through the Windows version of 123D Catch), with interesting but not perfect results. The other day however I found myself with a nice complete in situ sheep skeleton and no camera, so …

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Ham Hill Iron Age Skeletons Turn Digital

Three of the skeletons found at the site of Ham Hill, Somerset during the 2013 excavation are now available to view online at the following links: https://sketchfab.com/show/70d864c4736435710bc65b6f21d81c03 https://sketchfab.com/show/821565c7ce0b98e1b7764c73a9f07492 https://sketchfab.com/show/fa694aff0fb5949e2f396a5fb2da37b0 The skeletons were discovered during this year's excavation carried out by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and Cardiff University, at the site of an important Iron Age …

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The Winged Victory of Samothrace Reconstructed Digitally Using Tourists’ Photographs.

If you've been following my latest attempts to recreate famous monuments through Photogrammetry, using nothing but tourists' photographs finally I have something to show for your patience. Before you get your hopes up, it is still not perfect, but it's a step forward. The idea behind this is that 123D Catch uses photographs to create …

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Glastonbury Ware Pot – Ham Hill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB4hfNxk1QA&feature=youtu.be This is one of the first attempts I made with Photogrammetry, and probably one of the ones I am most happy with. It is a beautiful pot found during the 2011 excavation, and that was glued together to show how it would have been prior to destruction. I made the model using around 60 …

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Using Photogrammetry with Archaeological Archives: Must Farm

About a year ago I volunteered at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit for three weeks, during which I had some time to carry out some experiments with Photogrammetry with the help of some of the people there. One of the projects I carried out involved using the photograph archive they had to create 3D models with …

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Google Sketchup and Archaeology: Reconstructing the Parthenon

As part of my second year studying archaeology in Cardiff, I was required to write 5000 words on a topic of my choosing for a project called an Independent Study. Having only recently completed the first two models I ever made for a documentary on the medieval site of Cosmeston, South Wales, I decided it …

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Modelling Large Scale Features with 123D Catch

In the previous entries we have seen the use of Photogrammetry in archaeology for the recording of features and artefacts. With models of this kind the procedure is pretty simple: you take 20 or so photos from different angles and then run them through 123D Catch to get the end result. The angles themselves generally …

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Using 123D Catch to Record in Situ Finds

If you have the pleasure of excavating a collection of finds rather than an individual one often one of the problems you will encounter is how to record it in situ. Some finds are delicate and may well break up once removed from the soil, while others may have been placed in a specific way …

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