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Perspectives and Contrasts: Documentation and Interpretation of the Petroglyphs of Chichictara, Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Image-Based 3D Modeling

  • Peter Fux
  • Martin Sauerbier
  • Thomas Kersten
  • Maren Lindstaedt
  • Henri Eisenbeiss
Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Abstract

In this chapter we present our research activities at the petroglyph site of Chichictara near Palpa. Along with the discussion about the documentation methodology including terrestrial laser scanning and photogrammetry we here present the Geographic Information System (GIS) that we intend to use as a tool for archaeological interpretation of the site and its components. Furthermore, we focus on the question of the added value of the adoption of new documentation technologies concerning archaeological interpretation. We are confident that through such adoption new perspectives regarding both the interpretation of the original social meaning of the petroglyph site and the iconography of its pictures are revealed. The adoption of new technologies sheds new light on the archaeological interpretation of the petroglyphs of Chichictara.

Keywords

Digital Terrain Model Terrestrial Laser Scanning Digital Surface Model Universal Transverse Mercator Rock Model 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Fux
    • 1
  • Martin Sauerbier
  • Thomas Kersten
  • Maren Lindstaedt
  • Henri Eisenbeiss
  1. 1.Museum Rietberg Zürich8002 ZürichSwitzerland

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