Small Works, Big Stories. Methodological approaches to photogrammetry through crowd-sourcing experiences

Seren Griffiths1, Ben Edwards2, Andrew Wilson3, Raimund Karl4, Fred Labrosse5, Emily LaTrobe-Bateman6, Helen Miles5, Katharina Moeller4, Jonathan Roberts3, Bernie Tiddeman5

1. Archaeology, School of Forensic and Applied Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, UK sgriffiths7@uclan.ac.uk http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5168-9897
2. Department of History, Politics and Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK b.edwards@mmu.ac.uk
3. Department of Computer Science, Prifysgol Bangor University, UK a.wilson@bangor.ac.uk / j.c.roberts@bangor.ac.uk
4. School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology, Prifysgol Bangor University, UK r.karl@bangor.ac.uk / k.moeller@bangor.ac.uk
5. School of Computer Science, Prifysgol Aberystwyth University, UK ffl@aber.ac.uk / hem23@aber.ac.uk / bpt@aber.ac.uk
6. Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, Bangor, UK emily@heneb.co.uk

Publication date: 18 November 2015

Cite this as: Griffiths, S. et al. 2015 Small Works, Big Stories. Methodological approaches to photogrammetry through crowd-sourcing experiences, Internet Archaeology 40. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.40.7.2

Summary

A recent digital public archaeology project (HeritageTogether) sought to build a series of 3D ditigal models using photogrammetry from crowd-sourced images. The project saw over 13000 digital images being donated, and resulted in models of some 78 sites, providing resources for researchers, and condition surveys. The project demonstrated that digital public archaeology does not stop at the 'trowel's edge', and that collaborative post-excavation analysis and generation of research processes are as important as time in the field. We emphasise in this contribution that our methodologies, as much as our research outputs, can be fruitfully co-produced in public archaeology projects.

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