Digital documentation for many purposes. The Barcode 6 boat as a case study.

Author(s): Tori Falck

Year: 2013


In 2007 The Norwegian Maritime Museum changed their method of documenting archaeological ship finds to 3D contact digitising using FARO-arm and Rhino software. In 2008 13 ship finds were uncovered at the so called Barcode site in the old harbour of Oslo. In this paper the focus will be on one of these boats, namely the Barcode 6. This boat find (AD 1595) is particularly suitable for generating a discussion around methodological aspects of digital documentation in that it has undergone many stages after the recovering in 2008. In addition to being documented for the purpose of archiving for future research and public information, the documentation has served as the basis for 1) a scaled model, 2) a full scale reconstruction and 3) for preparing the original parts for exhibition. The last stage involves the usage of the digital documentation as a tool in the process of preservation (PEG and freeze drying).

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Digital documentation for many purposes. The Barcode 6 boat as a case study.. Tori Falck. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428314)


Boat Digital documentation Method

Geographic Keywords
Norway Western Europe

Temporal Keywords

Spatial Coverage

min long: 4.883; min lat: 57.988 ; max long: 31.074; max lat: 71.138 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 545