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3D Surveying Methods and Digital Information Management for Archaeological Heritage

Angela Bosco
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104 pages
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3D Surveying Methods and Digital Information Management for Archaeological Heritage analyses in detail the methods and developments in 3D survey, with reference to the different areas of archaeological research. It examines the transition from traditional applications to 3D surveying, highlighting their advantages and disadvantages. Three-dimensional acquisition methods using photogrammetry and laser scanning are explored, as well as the most widely used systems for 3D data management, such as 3D GIS and innovative Building Information Modelling for archaeology. The theoretical analysis is contextualised in different archaeological scenarios (field survey, valorisation, and maintenance), and it is enriched by case studies that explain the application potential. This text is primarily for scholars interested in three-dimensional survey issues for archaeological contexts and students approaching graphic documentation aspects.

Angela Bosco is Assistant Professor at the University of Naples ‘L'Orientale’ where she teaches ancient topography. Involved in many research projects, she has carried out several 3D surveys in Italian and foreign sites. Her research has been published in national and international scientific journals.

'This is an interesting and useful take on the issues surrounding the deployment of 3D technologies within a heritage environment. It has an approach that I haven’t seen systematically deployed elsewhere, so I think it has great potential to inform the field of practice.' Dr James Taylor, University of York

‘This book deals with topical issues in the field of archaeological survey and representation and offers a systematisation of some research activities concerning data digitalization. The work is original and fully addresses issues related to the 3D acquisition and BIM modelling of archaeological heritage.’ Professor Antonella Di Luggo, University of Naples Federico II

Introduction (S3091_Bosco_9781407359731_-_intro.pdf, 221 Kb) [Download]

Table of Contents (S3091_Bosco_9781407359731_-_toc.pdf, 223 Kb) [Download]