LOW COST TECHNIQUES FOR THE DIGITAL SURVEY OF A MINOAN ARCHITECTURE IN THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE OF PHAISTOS (CRETE)
- 1University of Catania, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Italy
- 2CNR-IBAM, Catania, Italy
- 3University of Catania, Department of Humanities, Italy
Keywords: Fisheye, Photogrammetry, Narrow Spaces, Archaeology, Digital Survey, Laser Scanner, GoPro
Abstract. The paper shows the results of an experimentation on the use of low cost tools such as action cameras for the photogrammetric surveying of relevant archaeological sites characterized by the presence of narrow and complex rooms. The archaeological site chosen for this experimentation is the South-Western Quarter, also known as Quartiere Levi, of the Minoan Palace of Phaistos (Crete), one of only two cases of buildings surviving up to the third floor in the Aegean world. The research foresaw the setting up of a pipeline aimed at obtaining a complete scaled, photorealistic and navigable 3D model, with a considerable economy in terms of work time and number of photographs. For this purpose, many efforts have been paid on solving all the issues related to the complexity of the site and on comparing the performances of traditional (Canon EOS 70D) and action (GoPro Black Hero 6) cameras as well as of two of the current most used software in the field.