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Visualisation of an excavation trench
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Mari, modern Tell Hariri, located in the Middle Euphrates region in Syria is one of the most famous sites in the Near East, and dates from the 3rd to the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE. The excavations at the most important trench V.1, which was applied as a deep sounding to answer chronological questions, was interrupted by the recent conflict in Syria.

The processing of the excavation data for this trench was, due to the fact that it was unreachable, very difficult. The French team around Prof. Butterlin of the University of Paris (Sorbonne) decided to commission us with the realisation of the excavation data in 3D. The goal of this project was to find a user-friendly system with which the archaeologists were able to work at a later point. Furthermore, renderings of the 3D model needed to be used to explain the complicated stratigraphy to a scientific and a non-scientific audience.

Read on for this fab project and other visualisations from them http://blog.artefacts-berlin.de/?p=974

[Image: mari_v1_01.png]

Google Sketch up anyone? ( Digital Digging has been using this as well. including this visualisation of Oswestry Hillfort phasing. ) and this could even be given as projects to kids!


[video=youtube;mbNf_3nwC18]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbNf_3nwC18 [/video]
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A detailed account of Kieran Baxter's work at Jarlshof, Shetland is now online:
http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue36/baxter_index.html

See the
animations.

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