Technology and measurement methods nowadays go far away from the requirements of archaeological documentation purpose at excavation. Hence, an archaeologist faces the challenge not only of deciding what and how to document, but also how precise the documentation needs to be. This paper discusses controversial opinions and controversial methods for facing this challenge. On one hand, if we are not concerned with price, there is a wide variety of software and hardware technology to meet requirements far beyond archaeological limits. On the other hand, a growing community supports low cost developments in this field, and advances have now reached a point where Open Source results can compete with those from proprietary devices. As stated above, results and purposes are strongly related to aims and means. Documenting archaeological stratigraphy requires different levels of precision than documenting architecture, objects or finds. The challenge here is to consider purpose, possibilities, costs and managing accruing amounts of data.
|Citation:||Lieberwirth, U.; Fritsch, B.; Neteler, M.; Metz, M. (2013). Applying low budget equipment and Open Source Software for high resolution documentation of archaeological stratigraphy. In: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Annual Conference 2013, Perth, Australia, 25-28 March 2013. url: http://caa2013.org/drupal/Home handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10449/22861|
|Organization unit:||Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology Department # CRI_2011-JAN2016|
|Authors:||Lieberwirth, U.; Fritsch, B.; Neteler, M.; Metz, M.|
|Title:||Applying low budget equipment and Open Source Software for high resolution documentation of archaeological stratigraphy|
|Scientific Disciplinary Area:||Settore GEO/04 - Geografia Fisica E Geomorfologia|
|Appears in Collections:||03 - Conference object|