Drones in Archaeology

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/566103
Title:
Drones in Archaeology
Authors:
Smith, Neil; Passone, Luca; Al-Said, Said; Al-Farhan, Mohamed; Levy, Thomas E.
Abstract:
In late 2013, a joint archaeological and computer vision project was initiated to digitally capture the archaeological remains in the al-Ula valley, Saudi Arabia. The goal of our team of archeologists and computer scientists is to integrate 3D scanning technologies to produce 3D reconstructions of archaeological sites. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) serve as the vehicle which makes this scanning possible. UAVs allow the acquisition of 3D data as easily from the air as from the ground. This project focuses on the recent excavations carried out in ancient Dedan by King Saud University and the country's conservation of the Lihyanite "lion tombs" carved into the ancient city's cliff faces. Over the next several years this site will be used as a test bed to validate the potential of this emerging technology for rapid cultural heritage documentation. We additionally scanned several areas in Mada'in Saleh, an ancient Nabatean city filled with monumental carved sandstone tomb facades, rivaled only by the capital of the Nabatean empire: Petra.
KAUST Department:
Visual Computing Center (VCC)
Publisher:
The American Schools of Oriental Research
Journal:
Near Eastern Archaeology
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
DOI:
10.5615/neareastarch.77.3.0176
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1094-2076; 2325-5404
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Visual Computing Center (VCC)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Neilen
dc.contributor.authorPassone, Lucaen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Said, Saiden
dc.contributor.authorAl-Farhan, Mohameden
dc.contributor.authorLevy, Thomas E.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-12T09:28:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-12T09:28:21Zen
dc.date.issued2014-09en
dc.identifier.issn1094-2076en
dc.identifier.issn2325-5404en
dc.identifier.doi10.5615/neareastarch.77.3.0176en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/566103en
dc.description.abstractIn late 2013, a joint archaeological and computer vision project was initiated to digitally capture the archaeological remains in the al-Ula valley, Saudi Arabia. The goal of our team of archeologists and computer scientists is to integrate 3D scanning technologies to produce 3D reconstructions of archaeological sites. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) serve as the vehicle which makes this scanning possible. UAVs allow the acquisition of 3D data as easily from the air as from the ground. This project focuses on the recent excavations carried out in ancient Dedan by King Saud University and the country's conservation of the Lihyanite "lion tombs" carved into the ancient city's cliff faces. Over the next several years this site will be used as a test bed to validate the potential of this emerging technology for rapid cultural heritage documentation. We additionally scanned several areas in Mada'in Saleh, an ancient Nabatean city filled with monumental carved sandstone tomb facades, rivaled only by the capital of the Nabatean empire: Petra.en
dc.publisherThe American Schools of Oriental Researchen
dc.titleDrones in Archaeologyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentVisual Computing Center (VCC)en
dc.identifier.journalNear Eastern Archaeologyen
kaust.authorSmith, Neilen
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