Three-Dimensional Recording: Reconstruction and Artifact Interpretation

Author(s): Mateusz Polakowski

Year: 2017


Three-dimensional technologies have provided new ways to record, reconstruct, and distribute the information gathered during fieldwork and subsequent study. This paper will overview the ongoing methodologies used to document and interpret the Egadi 10 ramming warship through theoretical reconstruction in Rhino and Orca3D as well as the importance of using contributory reconstruction to produce new research questions. It will also discuss how additional recording techniques, employed during the 2016 Fourni Underwater Survey, were used to produce drawings of amphoras and other artifacts. The recording process of individual amphora is an essential component to the development of amphora typologies allowing researchers to study social, economic, and political aspects of humans in the past. Providing information on these recording techniques intends to develop a reference guide for three-dimensional amphora recording and to propose a relatively quick and easy to apply three-dimensional recording technique that can used in the field, especially when time and resources are limited.

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Three-Dimensional Recording: Reconstruction and Artifact Interpretation. Mateusz Polakowski. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435483)

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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

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PaperId(s): 551