Low-cost System for Image-Based 3D Documentation in Archaeology

Author(s): Nazih Fino

Year: 2015


The paper presents an image-based scene reconstruction algorithm for the 3D documentation of a lighter boat from the Gold Rush Era. It follows the structure-from-motion approach and uses low-cost equipment that is part of the standard documentation procedure at an archaeological site---a digital camera and a total station. Points measured with the total station are used to transform the model into the projected coordinate systems used at the excavation site such that measuring and geo-referencing becomes possible.

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Low-cost System for Image-Based 3D Documentation in Archaeology. Nazih Fino. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434195)


Temporal Keywords
Gold Rush

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 585