3D Photography with GPS
In preparation for the upcoming excavation in Turkey, I have added a few new capabilities to my camera kit in the hopes that they may be of some use to our project (and future projects).
An extremely important trait of archaeological research is the exactitude with which it is conducted. Measurements of features and trenches must be perfect for later analysis of context, site locations must be pinned down to exact GPS coordinates for use with GIS (Geographic Information System), and artifacts excavated in context to each other must be properly analyzed, measured, drawn and photographed. I have come to the opinion that photography is as useful a tool in any form of archaeological work as any other skillset. However, at least from my limited experience so far, I am continually surprised at the low regard this function is given. Photography is, in itself, a science – one that shouldn’t…
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