Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W3, 631-638, 2017
http://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XLII-2-W3/631/2017/
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-631-2017
 
23 Feb 2017
DOCUMENTING BRONZE AGE AKROTIRI ON THERA USING LASER SCANNING, IMAGE-BASED MODELLING AND GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTION
I. Trinks1, M. Wallner1, M. Kucera1, G. Verhoeven1, J. Torrejón Valdelomar1, K. Löcker1, E. Nau2, C. Sevara3, L. Aldrian1, E. Neubauer1,3, and M. Klein4 1Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria
2Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research, Postboks 736, Sentrum, 0105 Oslo, Norway
3Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science, Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, 1190 Vienna, Austria
47reasons Medien GmbH, Bäuerlegasse 4-6, 1200 Vienna, Austria
Keywords: Cultural heritage documentation, laser scanning, image-based modelling, ground-penetrating radar, virtual reconstruction Abstract. The excavated architecture of the exceptional prehistoric site of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Thera/Santorini is endangered by gradual decay, damage due to accidents, and seismic shocks, being located on an active volcano in an earthquake-prone area. Therefore, in 2013 and 2014 a digital documentation project has been conducted with support of the National Geographic Society in order to generate a detailed digital model of Akrotiri’s architecture using terrestrial laser scanning and image-based modeling. Additionally, non-invasive geophysical prospection has been tested in order to investigate its potential to explore and map yet buried archaeological remains. This article describes the project and the generated results.
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Citation: Trinks, I., Wallner, M., Kucera, M., Verhoeven, G., Torrejón Valdelomar, J., Löcker, K., Nau, E., Sevara, C., Aldrian, L., Neubauer, E., and Klein, M.: DOCUMENTING BRONZE AGE AKROTIRI ON THERA USING LASER SCANNING, IMAGE-BASED MODELLING AND GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTION, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W3, 631-638, doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-631-2017, 2017.

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