In this context we decided to use the laser scanner together with computer vision techniques in order to create a very detail 3D model of the entire studied area. The model will be generate in the next months and we hope it will increase the research and the communication of the entire Insula.
|Faro scanner, in the republican garden |
of Cecilio Giocondo's house
This instrument is really a new step in the domain of the laser, no cables, no laptop (it works in touch screen) a very long battery, and the combination with computer vision allows an incredible flexibility in fields campaign. It was a very successful acquisition and during the next weeks we will study a useful pipeline to manage and post process such huge quantity of data with a sustainable methodology. The documentation generated during the field work was very accurate and obviously different from the projections (CAD or traditional drawings) realized during the excavation. The main question now is: Does the use of such different data will influence or change the way of building an archaeological interpretation in the future? This is not easy to foresee, because the development and the diffusion of this new methods depend by factors that do not stricktly belong to the archaeology as discipline.
What I think we can hypothize is that using tools which allow describing an archaeological environments with such details, could help archaeologists to build a shared interpretation using an very precise platform, based on the "virtual" archaeoloogical material that define the investigated context.
|Map of the Insula, in the picture the scanned area|