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3D Modeling and Virtual Reality for Condition Assessments and Educational Outreach Tools Documenting Rock Art in Little Petroglyph Canyon, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shawn Fehrenbach. Ben Hammer.

Aerial photography with unmanned aerial systems (UASs), 3D modeling through photogrammetry, and the development of virtual reality environments are methods that are taking root within the discipline of archaeology. Developments in hardware and software over the past several years have led greater numbers of archaeologists to adopt these methods with more diverse applications. PaleoWest Archaeology, working under contract with our partners at PacArctic for Naval Facilities Engineering Command...


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.


Assyrians at the Gate: Rethinking the Siege at Tel Lachish (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jon Carroll.

Sennacherib’s destruction of Tel Lachish, Judah (now Israel) in 701 BC was accomplished using state-of-the-art technologies and tactics. We know through the Lachish reliefs once located at Nineveh and now housed at the British Museum, that the Assyrians used a siege ramp to conquer the city. Unfortunately, the ramp was partially destroyed by archaeologists in the 1930’s and comparatively little is known about its original dimensions and use in the siege. Computational technologies including...


Drones in the desert: Unpiloted Aerial Vehicle (UAV) survey in the Black Desert, Jordan (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Austin Hill. Yorke Rowan.

Unpiloted Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and photogrammetry provide a precise tool for high resolution surveys of arid landscapes. In 2016, as part of the Eastern Badia Archaeological Project, we undertook a large survey (32 km2) in the remote Black Desert of eastern Jordan. Although excavation has been ongoing in the survey area for several years, many extant Neolithic structures have not been properly mapped or identified because of the large number of structures and the large scale of the area. For...


Drones, Photogrammetry and 3d Modeling in Peruvian Archaeology (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Luis Castillo Butters. Aldo Watanabe.

Air photography, using Drones and 2D/3D Models produced with Photogramettry, is changing the way we do field archaeology. This technology also can be a powerful tool in telling a story about the sites and the work that we, as archaeologists, do there. However, several technological adaptations have to be developed in order to take full advantage of these new technologies. In this paper, we will walk you through the process of combining air and ground based 3D modeling along the North Coast of...


Geospatial Analysis of the Highbourne Cay Shipwreck Maritime Landscape (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John A Albertson. Donny Knowles.

In archaeology, context is key. Advanced technology allows the expansion of accurate site context from in situ artifact assemblages to globally geo-referenced datasets. Custom aerial imagery over the Highbourne Cay littoral zone facilitated the creation of tailored orthomosaics and digital elevation models. Blended with bathymetry from underwater imaging, manually acquired data points, and public datasets, this geospatial analysis of the Highbourne Cay shipwreck littoral zone provides the most...


A Hot New Technology: Advancing Methodologies for Archaeological Aerial Thermography (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jesse Casana.

Since the 1970s, archaeologists have known that a wide range of features, including subsurface architecture, pits and ditches, pathways, and surface artifacts should theoretically be visible in an aerial thermal image, but technological hurdles largely prevented thermography from being deployed in most field settings. Recent research has begun to take advantage of new lightweight, uncooled thermal cameras, increasingly reliable drones, and photogrammetric image processing software,...


Interpreting West Ashcom: Drones, artifacts and archives (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Liza Gijanto.

Archaeology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland began looking for the former homestead of West Ashcom in the Spring of 2012. West Ashcom was established on the south bank of the Patuxent River in what is now St. Mary’s County, MD by John Ashcom in 1651. At its height in the early 18th century it contained a manor house, kitchen, dairy, orchard, port, haberdashery, and various other barns and dependencies. Using traditional sources such as archives and methods like pedestrian surveys and...


Landscapes of the Dead: Mapping, Survey, and Site Monitoring at Fifa, Jordan (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Morag Kersel. Austin Hill.

Birds’ eye views of archaeological sites and landscapes provide excellent vantage points for our understanding of the past. Images from archives, balloons, drones, kites, poles, and satellites are changing the ways in which we carry out archaeological investigations. In cooperation with the Jordanian Department of Antiquities under the umbrella project of Follow the Pots, the Landscapes of the Dead Research Project is using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, ‘drones’) to monitor archaeological site...


Los mapas arqueológicos de Cuicuilco y El Salto: Fotogrametría aérea con drones para el registro y preservación del patrimonio arqueológico. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marco Pacheco Gonzalez. Gerardo Gutierrez. Felipe Ramirez-Sánchez.

El desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías (UAVs) han permitido explorar, generar y diversificar nuevos puntos de vista aéreos de sitios arqueológicos y como resultado generar una conciencia social hacia la conservación, investigación y preservación del patrimonio cultural de México. En esta ponencia se presentarán los casos de Cuicuilco y El Salto, México, como ejemplos de modelación fotogramétrica de sitios arqueológicos y monumentos coloniales con UAVs. SAA 2015 abstracts made available in tDAR...


A Multispectral Survey of the Historical Landscape of Chateau de Balleroy, Normandy, France (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jon Carroll.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Chateau de Balleroy located in the Calvados region of Normandy, France, played an important role in launching the career of Francois Mansart, popularizer of the Mansard roof. Historic architectural features, subsurface archaeological features, and graffiti were documented using drones and multispectral imagery. The analysis of these data enhances our...


Preserving Archaeology with Drones in Peru (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Luis Castillo Butters.

In an effort to protect our Cultural Patrimony UAVs or Drones are increasingly use to map and 3D Model archaeological sites. In Peru, the Ministerio de Cultura is leading efforts to systematically record sites using drones, produce ortophotography from the photos, and produce 3D models of the sites. Archaeologists and geographers hired by the MC are using more than 20 drones to cover the territory and register as many site as possible. Ortophotos are use for registration and surveying, 3D...


UAVs in Historic Archaeology: Case Studies from Virginia City and Aurora, Nevada (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adam Calkins.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or ‘drones’ are an emerging technology for use in archaeological investigation. With UAVs, it is possible to capture a series of high-resolution images capable of creating photogrammetric 3D models at a very low cost. Recently, I have undertaken two projects in Nevada that demonstrate the usefulness of UAV technology in Historic Archaeology. Using a UAV, I collected sequences of images from both Virginia City and Aurora, Nevada. Using photogrammetric software, the...


The Urban Origins Project at Quiotepec-Oxtotitlán, Guerrero (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher von Nagy. Mary Pohl. Paul Schmidt. Eliseo Padilla Gutiérrez. Isaac Lima Astudillo.

The large Early to Late Formative site of Quiotepec-Oxtotitlán, best known for Oxtotitlán Cave and its associated Middle to Late Formative polychrome murals, is the site of on-going archaeological research since 2012 by the Urban Origins Project. Our goal is twofold: to develop a richly detailed documentation of the art and its physical and chronological context at Quiotepec-Oxotitlán and to investigate the political economic underpinnings of the artistic production and possible elements of a...