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3DVisA Index of 3D Projects: Archaeology

Stone Age Tools of the Middle Rhine Region, Germany

This project was designed to demonstrate 3D scanning capabilities for recording and examination of archaeological findings.

The Middle Rhine Valley between Bingen and Koblenz has been inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List of cultural landscapes. Stone Age findings of the Neuwied Basin north of Koblenz are scattered in a number of collections. 3D scanning technology was applied to record the objects and open them up for research. For this purpose, the objects were borrowed from private collectors and scanned with a GOM ATOS 3D scanner. It took on average about one hour to scan an artifact from all sides and to turn it into a 3D mesh model.

Project dates: 2003 (?)

Resource status: ?

Contributors: Wolfgang Böhler, Monica Bordas Vicent, Guido Heinz, Andreas Marbs and Hartmut Müller, i3mainz - Institute for Spatial Information and Surveying Technology, Fachhochschule Mainz, Germany.

Sources and further details:

Böhler, W., Bordas Vicent, M., Heinz, G., Marbs, A. and Müller, H. (2004), 'High Quality Scanning and Modeling of Monuments and Artifacts', FIG Working Week 2004, Athens, Greece, May 22-27, (PDF).

Record compiled by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel. Last updated: 11 September 2006.

3DVisA gratefully acknowledges the help of ...... with preparation of this record.

© Fachhochschule Mainz and 3DVisA, 2006.

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