Monitoring At Risk Sites Using 3D Digital Heritage

Author(s): Emily Jane Murray; Emma Dietrich

Year: 2023


This is an abstract from the session entitled "Methods for Monitoring Heritage at Risk Sites in a Rapidly Changing Environment", at the 2023 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Heritage sites around the world are being impacted by the climate crisis, a situation that continues to grow in scope and severity. As archaeologists, land managers and other heritage professionals seek solutions to monitor and mitigate the impacts, 3D digital heritage techniques can assist heritage professionals in the rapid documentation of sites. Data collected through these methods not only provide crucial baseline data for monitoring and tracking changes to sites, but also can serve as important educational tools to teach the public about the resources and their threats. Building upon their Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida) program, the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) is using terrestrial laser scanning and photogrammetry to document impacted sites across Florida. This paper will highlight several case studies of documentation projects at historical sites, and offer insights into the application and uses of the data as well as affordances and constraints of the technology.

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Monitoring At Risk Sites Using 3D Digital Heritage. Emily Jane Murray, Emma Dietrich. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Lisbon, Portugal. 2023 ( tDAR id: 475845)


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