Instructor: Fabrizio Galeazzi, Archaeologist
When: Thursday, March 23rd - 9:30AM PST
Duration: 120 Minutes
What you will learn: An introduction to popular 3D digital techniques (laser scanner, photogrammetry, computer vision) used for intra-site data recording in archaeology today.
Highlighting relative advantages and disadvantages in the use of the different technologies,
we will also discuss controversial and debated topics related to the use of 3D digital
reproductions in heritage and archaeology, such as accuracy and authenticity.
We will then show you how 3D technologies and applications can enhance analysis and
interpretation of archaeological data during excavation and post-excavation phases. We will begin engaging with the entire process, from the 3D data acquisition to the 3D data
processing. We will end in discussion of how to visualize the data coming from the different
3D documentation techniques described.
Instructor Bio: Fabrizio Galeazzi is currently a Research Associate of the Department of Archaeology at the University of York and Visiting Scholar at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. He has significant experience with interdisciplinary research involving information visualization and the development of scientific applications in archaeology. Fabrizio’s current research focuses on the use and integration of 3D technologies for the documentation, visualization and analysis of ancient material culture. He is currently leading research projects aimed at developing new methods which combine the advantages of traditional recording methods with innovative 3D practices. He is interested in understanding the impact that cutting-edge digital methods might have in re-shaping archaeological methods and theory.