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3D Modeling the Sites of the Virgin Branch Ancestral Puebloan with Photogrammetry and BIM (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin Van Alstyne.

On the Shivwits Plateau, there is scarce information concerning how the Virgin Branch Ancestral Puebloan people constructed their pueblos. This is a result of post-depositional processes that have destroyed much of the building materials. To overcome this hurdle, 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) is allowing archaeologists to reconstruct these ancient structures digitally. These digital 3D models output volumetric data that are used to estimate material quantities, labor investments, and to...

3D Photogrammetry and GIS for Tracking Edge Wear Accumulation in Lithic Experiments (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nicholas Waber.

Digital photogrammetry is fast becoming a popular method for 3D landscape, feature, and object modelling. The ease with which photogrammetrically-derived models may be analyzed with conventional GIS software has streamlined archaeological landscape analysis. These same tools are eminently scaleable, facilitating comparable analyses of much smaller surfaces: those of lithic artifacts. Using 3D digital photogrammetry and GIS software, I propose a method to locate, define, and quantify edge damage...

3D Printing an Archaeological Site Map: Photogrammetric Recording and Printing of the Pillar Dollar Wreck (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anne E. Wright.

During the 2016 East Carolina University field school at Biscayne National Park, photogrammetric data was collected to 3D print a sitemap using a ZCorp 3D printer. This printer is a resin-based printer that uses a 24-bit color pallet to print a full range of color. In addition to Photoscan, this process utilizes a free, open-source 3D rendering and animation software called Blender to perfect  and render the model usable for 3D printing software. The sitemap was then 3D printed for use in the...

3D Printing for Maritime Cultural Heritage: A Design for All Approach (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anne E. Wright.

This is an abstract from the "Technology in Terrestrial and Underwater Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This research examines issues in accessibility to maritime cultural heritage. Using the Pillar Dollar Wreck, this research presents an approach to public outreach based on the concept of Design for All. Design for All advocates creating products that are accessible and functional for all users. As a part of this project, an exhibit...

3D Printing for Submerged Heritage: A Comparative Study in Structured Light and Photogrammetry (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anne E. Wright.

This paper seeks to compare the 3D modeling techniques of photogrammetry and structured light to create 3D models of propellers found on a variety of shipwrecks. Additionally, this project seeks to determine best practices for 3D printing in situ heritage on submerged archaeological sites, focusing particularly on structural elements. This project focuses on three main case studies: Montana at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and two shipwreck sites near the Outer Banks of North...

Accuracy and Precision of 3D Modeling in Lithic Analysis (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rebecca Biermann. Alison S. Brooks. David R. Braun.

Studies of stone artifacts increasingly rely upon measurements of 3D models, due to the ability to capture a larger range of volumentric and angular attributes on these models. Despite the enthusiasm for these new techniques, little research has been conducted on the efficacy of digital reconstructions for quantitative lithic analysis. The objective of this project is to quantify the advantages and disadvantages of two methods of 3D data capture (e.g. photogrammetry and laser scanning). We...

Accuracy of Underwater Photogrammetric Methods: The Case Study of the Invincible Wreck Site (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin Jones. Fraser Sturt.

This report presents an accuracy analysis of the 2016 underwater photogrammetric survey of the HMS Invincible, an at-risk British wreck of historic import, which afforded the opportunity to compare the three-dimensional models generated by a variety of widely available cameras. In a two-phase project, photogrammetric data from the Invincible wreck site was compared against swath bathymetry, and the cameras used onsite were tested on reference objects under controlled pool conditions. The results...

Aging Mandibular Bison Teeth with ArcGIS (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrew Owens. David Byers. Molly Boeka-Cannon.

This talk presents a new, non-destructive, empirical, and replicable method for aging bison teeth with mandibular tooth photos and ArcGIS digital mapping. Tooth eruption, growth, and attrition can document age-at-death, which informs on hunting strategies, occupation seasonality, environmental conditions, and herd health. Previous dentition studies utilize numerous tooth metrics that commonly require specimen-destructive research methods. Also, occlusal wear age estimates rely on subjective wear...

Analysis and Interpretation of Cannon Assemblages Near Carysfort Reef, Florida Keys (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ryan M Fochs. Catherine Qualls. Athena Van Overschelde. Frederick H. Hanselmann.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Recent Development of Maritime and Historical Archaeology Programs in South Florida" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Two assemblages of 18th century cannons lay on the seafloor near Carysfort Reef, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. An underwater survey consisting of trilateration mapping, photogrammetry, and 3D modeling techniques was conducted at both sites. The shallow reef system that is...

Application of Photogrammetric Methods to Archaeological Site Documentation: Archaeological and Experimental Case Studies (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nicholas Smith. Sarah Hlubik. Tamara Dogandžic. David Braun.

Photogrammetry is a powerful tool using images to create three-dimensional (3D) models of objects and landscapes. Advances in software and personal computing have made photogrammetry an important instrument for the documentation of archaeological sites. Despite this, using photogrammetry to understand spatial data within archaeological sites is uncommon. Recording spatial data on sites is usually done by hand-measuring artifacts within a grid or by using a total station for more accurate mapping...

Application of Photogrammetry To the Recording of Rock Art and Archaeological Sites in the Kakadu National Park (1979)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Leo Rivett.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at

Applications of Photogrammetry in Understanding Spatial and Ritual Contexts of Caves in the La Montaña Region, Eastern Guerrero (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Israel Hinojosa-Balino. Gerardo Gutiérrez.

Mapping caves has always been a daunting task, given the complexity of its forms and the usually difficult access for surveyors and their equipment. 3D modeling of the exterior and interior of some caves is now possible using photogrammetry. Here, we present how we captured the complexity of the Mesoamerican underworld using both drones and digital photography in the caves of Guerrero.

Archaeological Aerial Thermography in Theory and Practice (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jesse Casana. Adam Wiewel. Autumn Cool.

Archaeologists have recognized since the 1970s that thermal images captured at an optimal time in the diurnal cycle have the potential to reveal surface artifacts, subtle topography, and even subsurface architectural remains. However, it is only with the recent development of reliable and stable unmanned aerial vehicles, small, uncooled, high-resolution thermal cameras, and powerful photogrammetric image processing software that archaeological aerial thermography has become practical. This...

Archaeological Topography: Comparing Digital Photogrammetry Taken with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) versus Standard Surveys with Total Stations (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Grace Erny. Gerardo Gutierrez. Alyssa Friedman. Melanie Godsey. Machal Gradoz.

This paper addresses how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are used as a platform to produce accurate topographic maps with a considerable reduction in time and costs associated with fieldwork when compared with a total station. For this study, data was collected in the controlled environment of a mapping course to compare the procedures and time required to train archaeology students in the operation of a total station versus the operation of a small UAV equipped with digital cameras. An...

Archaeology in 3D: Exploring Differences in Photogrammetric Models Created with Popular Structure-from-Motion (SfM) Archaeological Software from both Drone and Terrestrial Photography (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christine Jones. Elizabeth Church.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In this study, Structure-from-Motion(SfM) photogrammetric 3D models were created of mid- 19th century historic house ruins. Tyler house (Mound, TX) and Eyrie house (Holyoke, MA) have similar stone construction but dramatically different environmental contexts. The aim of this study was to compare point-cloud differences in, and the benefits and drawbacks of,...

Archeological Monitoring Downstream From Stockton Lake, Cedar and St. Clair Counties, MO (1994)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert J. Ziegler.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at

Architecture in Negative: Mapping Social Space at Carrizales, Peru Using Low Altitude Aerial Photography and Photogrammetry (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Chester Walker. Nathaniel VanValkenburg. Mark Willis.

In the late 16th century CE, Spanish administrators and clergy sought to reconstitute indigenous Peruvian subjects by forcibly resettling them into planned towns called reducciones. Mapping domestic space in these new settlements (and those that preceded them) has been a crucial element of archaeological research that seeks to understand reduccion's impact on native households. However, on the Peruvian coast, where both late prehispanic and early colonial period domestic structures are dominated...

Are ROVs The New VIP?: Developing A Supplemental Method For Recording Shipwrecks (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine L Clevenger.

This paper highlights the benefits of utilizing low-cost remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to photograph and record video footage of several shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. Using such methods, data can be used to create photogrammetric models and orthomosaics of wreck sites, which can then facilitate the creation of scaled, two-dimensional digital site plans. In comparing digital site plans to those produced using traditional mapping techniques, it is possible to determine the accuracy of the...

An Attempt at Digitally Associating Skeletal Elements: A Study of Photogrammetry and Articular Surface Area (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jane Wiegand.

When excavating archaeological skeletal remains it is not uncommon to find them disarticulated and even commingled with other sets of remains. To study these remains it is paramount to first accurately and efficiently re-associate all skeletal elements. Re-association of skeletal remains is necessary before any other form of analysis (ancestry, sex, age, stature etc.) can be performed. While analog methods have been previously applied to standardize this task the advent of digital modelling...

Avocational Diver Based Photogrammetry of Historic Shipwrecks (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher R. Sabick.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Historical Archaeology in a Digital Age (General Sessions)" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. From 2018 through 2020, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum hosted a number of workshops for local avocational divers to train them in photogrammetry and shipweck documentation. With support from the National Maritime Heritage Grant Program, these workshops trained more than a dozen local divers in the methods of...

Best Practices for 3D Recordation and Visualization of Historical Archaeological Sites (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brian Crane.

The use of 3D recordation and visualization techniques on archaeological sites has expanded dramatically in recent years. In response to the popularity of these technologies, European practitioners have developed the London Charter for the Computer-Based Visualization of Cultural Heritage as a foundation for best practices. This paper discusses the London Charter and how it may be applicable to American Historical Archaeology. Issues include appropriate technology selection, documenting sources...

Bethel Cemetery Project: Procedures and protocols for structure from motion photogrammetry on historic burials (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Alex Badillo.

This is a field manual that describes the procedures and protocols for 3D documentation of historic cemeteries using structure from motion photogrammetry.

The Bethel Cemetery Relocation Project: Academic Collaboration, Archaeological Science, and CRM (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ryan Peterson. Alex Badillo. Joshua Meyers. Jeremy Wilson.

This is an abstract from the "Archaeological Science Outside the Ivory Tower: Perspectives from CRM" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Bethel Cemetery project combined the best of what the CRM and University communities have to offer, while documenting, exhuming, and relocating over 500 graves from a 19th century cemetery in Indianapolis, IN on an aggressive schedule. Over 30 professionals from the University of Indianapolis and IUPUI were...

Can A Picture Save A Thousand Ships?: Using 3D Photogrammetry To Streamline Maritime Archaeological Recordation And Modeling (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher P. Morris.

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, massive multi-agency infrastructure projects were undertaken along the Atlantic seaboard to repair the damage. Such projects can have a disastrous effect upon historic resources long since buried. During a large-scale seawall project in Brick Township, NJ, ship timbers, planks, fittings, fastenings, and structural elements were pried from their sites by construction equipment, moved before being stockpiled, and the hole backfilled with sand. This was prior to it...

A Case for Photogrammetry in Deepwater Archaeological Site Investigations (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Scott R Sorset.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Advances in software combined with modern high-end computing have made the ability to create highly accurate maps and models of deepwater shipwrecks a reality. The capacity to create scaled and measurable models restore one of the fundamental tenants of mapping sites in terrestrial archaeology, but in an environment that was previously restricted by cost, time, access, and accuracy....