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The rapid generation and visualization of 3D timelapse reconstructions of the excavation at the Paleolithic site Arma Veirana in Italy.

Author(s): Dominique Meyer ; Eric Lo ; Sabrina Trinh ; Emily Zheng ; Falko Kuester

Year: 2017

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Arma Veirana is a Middle/Upper Paleolithic cave site of the Maritime Alps of Liguria, Italy, which has the potential to offer insight into the interaction between Modern Humans and the Neandertals. Preliminary excavations have shown a continuous occupation between the Middle and Upper Paleolithic time periods, yet the complexity of the cave morphology and geology have made it difficult to isolate erosion as well as environmental and non-natural factors to understand the full image of hominin interaction and prehistoric life. In this paper, we propose a novel method to rapidly combine and visualize timelapsed Photogrammetric and LIDAR data of the cave excavations. This method enables archaeologists to evaluate and analyze the layers and artifacts of the excavation within the context of the cave. Through a better understanding and visualization of the cave excavation over time, it is expected that this method will further link micro and macro factors of the site, which would otherwise not have been as apparent.


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The rapid generation and visualization of 3D timelapse reconstructions of the excavation at the Paleolithic site Arma Veirana in Italy.. Dominique Meyer, Eric Lo, Sabrina Trinh, Emily Zheng, Falko Kuester. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431197)


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Europe


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

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Abstract Id(s): 17597

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