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Stonehenge Tunnel Scheme: Consultation now open

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Stonehenge and the A303 Plans for the upgrading of the A303, including a tunnel past Stonehenge, have now been published with a fanfare and there is a consultation phase open until 5th March.

Documentation of wooden figures in St Mary’s Cathedral, Tallinn

Since mid-November is Andres Uueni involved with a new project: Christian Ackermann – Tallinn’s Pheidias, Arrogant and Talented in St Mary’s Cathedral, Tallinn. Project leaders: Estonian Academy of Arts and Estonian Art Museum The objective of the project is to rescue Christian Ackermann – the most scandalous and talented carver of Estonia’s Baroque era – from oblivion. Ackermann, who was dubbed Tallinn’s Pheidias (a sculptor in Ancient Greece, ca.

Introduction to 3D GIS and BIM 2017

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Flux Seed by Steve Jurvetson Kelvin Wong of UCL is organising an Introduction to 3D GIS and BIM. This free event promises to be a great introduction to the subject and as of today (09/01/2017) there are only three places remaining so book pronto! The day will be split into two parts.

Copythorne RTI

Continuing with the results of our RTI project with the New Forest Park Authority, where we have completed a number of captures at Emery Down, Burley and Minstead, Archaeovision spent a day at St Mary’s Church in Copythorne capturing a number of gravestones. The church site dates its origin to 1834, with the first church being constructed due to the increase of inhabitants in the Parish of Eling for those who the Parish Church at Eling could not accommodate.

Myanmar (Burma) imaging

Over the next few weeks, in collaboration with SOAS University of London, the École française d’Extrême-Orient and The University of Sydney, Archaeovision will be conducting a number of different recording processes in Myanmar (Burma), including RTI, photogrammetry, high-resolution photography and multi-spectral imaging.

Minstead RTI

Continuing with the results of our RTI project with the New Forest Park Authority, where we have completed a number of captures at Emery Down and Burley, Archaeovision spent a day at All Saints Church in Minstead capturing gravestones, as well as the church’s 12th century font. The church is made famous for being the last resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was buried in the cemetery in 1955, but dates its origins to the 13th century.

City of London Guildhall UAV Photogrammetry Survey

During the summer, Archaeovision took part in the UAV photogrammetry survey of the Grade I listed Guildhall building in the City of London. The purpose of the survey was to produce a condition survey report of the ceremonial and administrative centre of the City of London and its Corporation. The construction of the Guildhall began in 1411 and was completed in 1440, and remains the only non-ecclesiastical stone building in the City to have survived through to the present day.

Burley RTI

As a continuation of our RTI project with the New Forest Park Authority, where we have completed a number of captures at Emery Down, Archaeovision spent a day at St John Baptist Church in Burley, capturing further gravestones for the Heritage Lottery funded Our Past, Our Future project. Our involvement within this overall project incorporates community based outreach within the their Rediscovering and Conserving Our Archaeological Heritage sub-project.

#277 2016 Apple iPhone 7 Event – September

I just finished watching the Apple iPhone 7 event.  I'll attempt to describe what was in the Keynote speech and how the new software and products will be good for archaeology. Let's get to it!AppStore Apps are being developed for archaeology all the time. Well, not all the time, but, most of the time. I always get asked whether we're going to develop for Android or not.

Emery Down RTI

Under the New Forest National Park Authority’s landscape scheme, Our Past, Our Future, which is supported by Heritage Lottery funding, Archaeovision took part in one of the first community days for their Rediscovering and Conserving Our Archaeological Heritage project. Under their landscape scheme, 21 projects will be delivered across four themes of work, which aim to better equip the New Forest to thrive through change and modern-day pressures.

Bradley Manor Update

Work on this interesting project for the National Trust has now been completed. The project involved a detailed laser scan of Bradley Manor and the attached Poundhouse. In total, 55 scans were used to record the external features of Bradley Manor using a Faro Focus x130; 47 scans were captured for the internal and external features of Poundhouse. The Faro scanner was used due to its quick capture rate and integrated GPS.

North Boscaswell Mine

Earlier this year Archaeovision completed a landscape photogrammetry survey of North Boscaswell Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall for the National Trust. North Boscaswell Mine worked for little more than a decade from 1906 and incorporates the remains of the only known Merton Furnace to survive in Britain. The mine was small-scale with 11 men being employed underground and six at surface in 1906. The numbers rose steadily until 1909 when the total number of employees was 41.

The Ethics of Dust: Westminster Hall

Last year Archaeovision were contacted by Artangel in regard to their Ethics of Dust project. The Ethics of Dust is a major temporary site-specific artwork of Westminster Hall, the oldest part of the Houses of Parliament, home of the UK’s House of Commons and House of Lords. A 50 metre long translucent latex cast of the hall’s internal and external east wall were recorded, containing hundreds of years of surface pollution and dust.

#276 Perspective

From our AirBnB in Dusseldorf, Germany. I'm sitting on an Air Berlin flight to Germany right now. We have a 23-hour-layover in Dusseldorf where we've got a nice little AirBnB apartment downtown. The following day we fly to Naples, Italy where we'll be for the rest of the month. Recently, someone online commented that I've got a pretty exciting life.

#275 Day of Archaeology 2016

2015: #260 The Journey Continues2014: More Companies, More Changes2013: DayofArch2013 - Continuing Changes2012: Day of Archaeology 20122011: Part 1 and Part 2Thanks again to the organizers for putting this on year after year!It seems like I'm always starting new companies and doing different things when the Day of Archaeology comes around. I think it's important to keep things fresh and interesting.

#274 Yelp for Archaeology

DIGTECH is on Yelp! Link below. A few years ago - actually almost 10 years ago - I had a pretty bad experience with a company. Had I known anything about the way the Principle Investigator operated and how he ran that company then I would have thought twice about taking a permanent position there. When I finally left that place I was pretty upset.

#273 Interpreting the Past – Manhattanhenge

From: Twice a year the axial tilt of the Earth and the Earth's position around the sun create a situation where the buildings of New York City line up exactly with the rising and setting sun. New York City is probably the most famous city on the planet which is why this actually makes the news every year.

#272 Beyond Paper-Based Methodology

We've got tablets and we really don't know how to use them...just like Data and Mr. Tricorder. Seriously. Switching to TabletsI was in graduate school when I got the first iPad about 6 years ago. I didn't really have any knowledge about what apps to use for what tasks - primarily because there wasn't many available and no one really knew what to do with them anyway.

#271 Free Archaeology – Is it Really?

There has been a lot of talk on Facebook and Twitter lately and it relates back to the #FreeArchaeology discussion that started over a year ago. However, this is taking a slightly different turn than the one that I believe started in the UK.The basics are, people are tired of being asked to do work after work. They’re tired of working for free and being asked to do too much — or at least more than they expect to do in a normal day.