A Case Study in the Use of Photogrammetry for Management, Public Outreach, and Research Potential

Author(s): Adesbah Foguth

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Photogrammetry has become increasingly relevant in the field of archaeology as digital software becomes more accessible, with the increased ease in which archaeological sites can be recorded three-dimensionally, and with the ease in which it can be added to regular field work with minimal monetary costs or time. Despite current interest in 3D technology, the practicality of this method is debated and often underutilized. Presented is a case study on the ways in which Cultural Resource Management firms, tribal governments, and federal and state agencies can leverage 3D documentation technologies to record, preserve, and remotely share cultural heritage with the public. Photogrammetry as a method of management, research, and public outreach is examined through a Mimbres site in Cliff, New Mexico. This site is remote and inaccessible to the public. As such, this case study demonstrates the suitability and applications of 3D technology in remote locations. A presentation of resulting models produced in the photogrammetry program Agisoft Photoscan demonstrate the versatility, importance, and ease with which photogrammetry can be used by archaeologists.

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A Case Study in the Use of Photogrammetry for Management, Public Outreach, and Research Potential. Adesbah Foguth. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449391)

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Abstract Id(s): 25294