Archaeology 3D

Towards a 3D documentation of the archaeological heritage

3D Gallery: Cow skeletons

This post shows an annotated 3D model of a two modern cow skeletons (buried around 1940 AD), excavated anno 2013 near Middelburg (the Netherlands) by WAD (Walcherse Archeologische Dienst; Archaeological … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Boudelo excavations (video)

Deze video toont de opgravingen van de Universiteit Gent op de Boudelo site in 2011 en 2012, met een nadruk op de 3D documentatie van de opgravingen. De video werd … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

3D Gallery: Medieval well

This post shows the 200,000 faces 3D model of a Medieval well (12th-13th century), excavated by GATE bvba at Beernem ‘Meerbergstraat’ (2013). The 3D model shows the well in section. … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Preview: 3D at Bestansur

This post features a video made for Roger Matthews’ Vladimir G. Lukonin Memorial Lecture ‘Early steps towards farming in the Zagros Mountains of Iran and Iraq: new archaeological investigations‘ at … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Point clouds, some experiments

As we mentioned in the previous post, we are investing a lot of our time on analysing point clouds. An important parameter influencing the success rate and the accuracy of … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Point clouds

During the last month, we have been processing 3D models on a daily basis. Almost 100 3D models were build. The fieldwork in Iraqi Kurdistan and Belgium provided us with … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 8 Comments

Walking in the footsteps of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers

For 20 years, Professor Martin Bell and the University of Reading have been excavating in the Severn Estuary revealing a remarkable submerged prehistoric landscape. Discoveries hint on the Mesolithic, Bronze … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

3D: the scientific value

Besides its educational and communicative values (see previous post, 3D horse skeletons), 3D modeling also has an important scientific value for archaeological excavation recordings. Archaeological excavations are often processes of … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

3D horse skeletons

3D visualization of two Late Medieval horse skeletons excavated at Lede (Belgium). The excavation was executed by SOLVA in 2009. 24 images were used to generate the 3D model. This … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

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