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Photogrammetry at Lapa de Picareiro: 3D modeling of a Middle and Upper Paleolithic Cave Site

Author(s): Brandon Zinsious ; Jonathan Haws

Year: 2016

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Archaeology as a practice is destructive thus once a site is excavated it is gone forever. Accurate and precise recording of spatial data is critical to preserving information. Higher resolution data collection may lead to better spatial analysis of the site. This endeavor improves with the continuing development of technology and methods of recording spatial data. Photogrammetry is a technology that has allowed researchers to accurately record spatial data on excavation, stratigraphy, features, clast layers, and soil removal. It also allows for the site and its components to be placed more accurately in space. This poster presents photogrammetric work done on Middle and Upper Paleolithic deposits at Lapa De Picareiro, a cave site in Portugal. Images were taken with a Nikon D3100 SLR Camera and manipulated in Agisoft to create three dimensional models of specific areas of the site at different stages of excavation.

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Photogrammetry at Lapa de Picareiro: 3D modeling of a Middle and Upper Paleolithic Cave Site. Brandon Zinsious, Jonathan Haws. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405391)


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America