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3D GIS voxel-based model building in archaeology

Lieberwirth, Undine

In: Posluschny, A. ; Lambers, K. ; Herzog, I. (Hrsgg.): Layers of Perception. Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Berlin, 2.-6. April 2007. Koll. Vor- u. Frühgesch. 10. Bonn 2008 8 (Abstract)

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The development of three-dimensional representations of archaeological stratigraphical units and the representation of relationships between them was described as an “illusive goal” twelve years ago (Harris/ Lock 1996). This paper takes this statement as a challenge. It describes the current technical standard of OSS GIS (Open Source Software Geographic Information Systems) which are able to create volumetric, geo-referenced models of archaeological stratigraphy. In addition, the paper demonstrates the enhanced potential for archaeological post-excavation analysis of the new software prototype in comparison to 2D GIS analysis functionality. The applied OSS offers not only free access to the software itself but also provides the basis for further software improvements, which strive towards addressing archaeological questions directly via GIS.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2010 16:42
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Alte Geschichte, Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Archäologie
Subject (Propylaeum): Classical Archaeology
Prehistoric Archaeology
Controlled Keywords: Archäologie, Informatik, Computerunterstütztes Verfahren, Computervisualistik
Subject (classification): History of the ancient world to ca. 499