Preserving Archaeology with Drones in Peru

Author(s): Luis Castillo Butters

Year: 2015


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 models are produced with Photogrammetry software to develop detailed 3D models of the sites and all these product are processed with GIS software for analyses of volume, topo maps, etc.

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Preserving Archaeology with Drones in Peru. Luis Castillo Butters. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395039)


Geographic Keywords
South America

Spatial Coverage

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