UAS FOR ARCHAEOLOGY – NEW PERSPECTIVES ON AERIAL DOCUMENTATION
- 1Dept. of Information Engineering, Electronics, and Telecommunications (DIET), "La Sapienza" University, via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
- 2Dept. of History, Human Sciences and Education, University of Sassari, via Zanfarino, 62, 07100 Sassari, Italy
- 3Oben s.r.l., Private enterprise, 1° Trv. S. Anatolia 36, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Keywords: Archaeology, UAV, UAS, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Ortho-images
Abstract. In this work some Unmanned Aerial Systems applications are discussed and applied to archaeological sites survey and 3D model reconstructions. Interesting results are shown for three important and different aged sites on north Sardinia (Italy). An easy and simplified procedure has proposed permitting the adoption of multi-rotor aircrafts for daily archaeological survey during excavation and documentation, involving state of art in UAS design, flight control systems, high definition sensor cameras and innovative photogrammetric software tools. Very high quality 3D models results are shown and discussed and how they have been simplified the archaeologist work and decisions.