Three-Dimensional Photogrammetric Modeling of Ceramic Whole Vessels from Pachacamac, Peru: Challenges, Considerations, and Applications
Author(s): James Davenport
In recent years, photogrammetry has emerged as a low-cost solution for the digital preservation of archaeological sites and artifacts. Beyond preservation, the creation of three-dimensional models allows archaeologists and researchers to ask questions of objects or sites remotely and at more refined scales. It also allows sites or active excavations and objects not on display to be accessible to the public. Whole ceramic vessels from Max Uhle’s 1897 excavations at Pachacamac, curated at the Penn Museum, were recorded using photogrammetry. The sample was excavated from several locations at the site of Pachacamac, including the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of Pachacamac, and includes ceramics in Inka, Ychsma, and earlier styles. These vessels included both closed and open forms, like plates, bowls, and cups. This poster examines the challenges in using this method to record ceramic vessels, as well as the potential applications for academic research and public outreach using the 3D models.
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Three-Dimensional Photogrammetric Modeling of Ceramic Whole Vessels from Pachacamac, Peru: Challenges, Considerations, and Applications. James Davenport. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442926)
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