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

Seren Griffiths1, Ben Edwards1, Andrew Wilson2, Raimund Karl2, Fred Labrosse3, Emily LaTrobe-Bateman4, Helen Miles3, Katharina Moeller2, Jonathan Roberts2, Bernie Tiddeman3

1 Manchester Metropolitan University
2 Bangor University
3 Aberystwyth University
4 Gwynedd Archaeological Trust


Abstract

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.


Seren Griffiths, Ben Edwards, Andrew Wilson, Raimund Karl, Fred Labrosse, Emily LaTrobe-Bateman, Helen Miles, Katharina Moeller, Jonathan Roberts, Bernie Tiddeman, “Small Works, Big Stories. Methodological approaches to photogrammetry through crowd-sourcing experiences,” Internet Archaeology 40, 2015.

[DOI: 10.11141/ia.40.7.2]