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Articles | Volume XLII-5/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5/W1, 573–580, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-W1-573-2017
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5/W1, 573–580, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-W1-573-2017

  16 May 2017

16 May 2017

3D MODELING OF TWO LOUTERIA FRAGMENTS BY IMAGE-BASED APPROACH

D. Ebolese1, M. Lo Brutto1, and A. Burgio2 D. Ebolese et al.
  • 1Dept. of Civil, Environmental, Aerospace, Materials Engineering (DICAM), University of Palermo, Italy
  • 2Dept. of Cultures and Society, University of Palermo, Italy

Keywords: Photogrammetry, 3D Modelling, Archaeology, Pottery, Fragment

Abstract. The paper presents a digital approach to the reconstruction and analysis of two small-sized fragments of louteria, a kind of large terracotta vase, found during an archaeological survey in the south of Sicily (Italy), in the area of Cignana near the Greek colony of Akragas (nowadays Agrigento). The fragments of louteria have been studied by an image-based approach in order to achieve high accurate and very detailed 3D models. The 3D models have been used to carry out interpretive and geometric analysis from an archaeological point of view. Using different digital tools, it was possible to highlight some fine details of the louteria decorations and to better understand the characteristics of the two fragments. The 3D models provide also the possibility to study and to document these archaeological finds in a digital environment.