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by Archaeology Newsroom

The marking out of archaeological sites and excavations with the use of a guided helicopter

This article introduces the application of digital photogrammetry with the use of a radio-controlled helicopter for a faster and more precise marking out of archaeological sites and excavations. Minimisation of the stay on the archaeological site, precision and reduced cost are the main advantages of the method. Photographs as a medium provide promptitude, ease and quality of recorded information, this is what makes it a handy instrument for the documentation of each stage of an excavation. Photogrammetry has a clear advantage over all methods, when the stay on the site is minimal, when it is not sure whether the measurings will actually be needed and it is not yet known which are details that are needed to be recorded.