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Huayna Picchu Survey with the Optech ILRIS-3D (2005)

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SENSORY DATA Angie Payne.

[tDAR id: 391547] Huayna Picchu is a large mountain that rises over Machu Picchu, on the north side of the site. The mountain's summit is terraced, and supports several structures. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of Huayna Picchu in 2005. CAST researchers completed two long range scans of the mountain top and its ruins from a single vantage point. The original scan files and a merged point cloud data set are provided here. Visit...


POLLEN ANALYSIS OF FIVE ADDITIONAL TERRACES AT MACHU PICCHU, PERU (2002)

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DOCUMENT Linda Scott Cummings.

[tDAR id: 378800] Previous testing on five terraces at Machu Picchu yielded a wide variety of pollen representing grasses, cloud forest plants, and agricultural crops. Previously, pollen samples were examined from three depths on five terraces to assess the quality of pollen preservation, provide a pollen record of plants growing on and near the terraces, and identify the presence of any agricultural crops (Cummings 2000). That study yielded sufficient pollen preservation and a wide variety of pollen...


Survey of Conjunto 16, Room 1, Machu Picchu using the Optech ILRIS-3D (2009)

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SENSORY DATA Katie Simon.

[tDAR id: 391569] Conjunto 16, room 1 is a structure located in the Western Urban Sector of the world-renowned archaeological site Machu Picchu, in Peru. Room 1 lies east of the Sacred Plaza and open terraces. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of Conjunto rooms as part of a UCLA field school in 2009. During the field school, students acquired the 3D survey data while learning about different mapping and documentation standards. CAST...


Survey of Conjunto 16, Room 4, Machu Picchu with the Optech ILRIS-3D (2009)

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SENSORY DATA Katie Simon.

[tDAR id: 391568] Conjunto 16, room 4 is a structure located in the Western Urban Sector of the world-renowned archaeological site Machu Picchu, in Peru. Room 4 sits just to the east of the Sacred Plaza and open terraces. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of Conjunto rooms as part of a UCLA field school in 2009. During the field school, students acquired the 3D survey data while learning about different mapping and documentation...


Survey of Intiwatana, Machu Picchu using the Optech ILRIS-3D (2009)

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SENSORY DATA Katie Simon.

[tDAR id: 391570] The Intiwatana (the hitching post of the sun) is a large carved stone located in the Sacred District of Machu Picchu, in Peru. The stone is thought to have served as a calendar. Its four corners are oriented to the four cardinal directions, and its shadows can be used to measure both equinoxes and solstices. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of the Intiwatana as part of a UCLA field school in 2009. During the field...


Survey of the Temple of the Condor, Machu Picchu with the Optech ILRIS-3D (2009)

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SENSORY DATA Katie Simon.

[tDAR id: 391567] The Temple of the Condor is a structure the forms the shape of a condor at the archaeological site Machu Picchu, in Peru. The temple is a combination of Inca stone masonry (a stone carved in the shape of a bird head and neck) and natural formations (two upright, unaltered stones in the shape of bird wings), which combine to resemble a condor. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of the Temple of the Condor as part of a UCLA...


Survey of the Temple of the Sun, Machu Picchu with the Optech ILRIS-3D (2009)

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SENSORY DATA Katie Simon.

[tDAR id: 391571] The Temple of the Sun is a monument at the world-renowned archaeological site of Machu Picchu, in Peru. The structure is believed to be an astronomical observatory used to mark the winter solstice. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of the Temple of the Sun as part of a UCLA field school in 2009. During the field school, students acquired the 3D survey data while learning about different mapping and documentation...