Course Details

Course Name
#excavation – Digital Methods and Applications on Excavations
Course Type
Course
Institution
Universität Wien
Department
Department of Anthropology
Information
https://ufind.univie.ac.at/en/course.html?lv=300109&semester=2017W
Curriculum
https://ufind.univie.ac.at/en/vvz_sub.html?path=180849
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
German
Start Date
2017-10-03
ECTS
3
Lecturer
Dominik Hagmann
PID
Disciplines: Archaeology, Computer Science, Other
Techniques: Photography, Mapping, Georeferencing, Distance Measures
Objects: Computers, Images(3D), DigitalHumanities, Map, Metadata, Multimedia, Research, Visualization, Video, Tools, Software, Images, Data, File, Projects, ResearchProcess, Standards
Access Requirements
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Description
Goals: After successfully completing the course, the students have an overview and the basic knowledge about various current digital methods used during excavations and the corresponding software applications and their specifications. Content: The importance of digital methods on excavations has multiplied exponentially over the last few years, which is why they are now widely used as a standard on a variety of research and rescue excavations. In this case, the focus is not only on single aspects, such as computer-aided design, but also on content such as geodata processing and management, image-based 3D modeling and data archiving. Therefore, the course deals with various digital methods and tries to provide an overview of the many possibilities of digital methods on archaeological excavations. Furthermore, all content is presented in a theoretical and practical discourse with the students: the theoretical basics as well as topics like proprietary and open source software applications for the visualization and management of archaeological stratigraphies, computer-aided design, 2D / 3D photogrammetry, geo-information systems, and data management are taken into consideration. Concerning the hardware, current (satellite-based) 3D surveying instruments and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, "drones") are also being dealt with. Methods: In addition to lectures by the coordinator, guided practical exercises, homework (summaries on scientific articles, software tutorials) and brief oral presentations of the acquired skills in class are performed by the students individually as well as in small groups regularly.
Keywords
Disciplines: Archaeology, Computer Science, Other
Techniques: Photography, Mapping, Georeferencing, Distance Measures
Objects: Computers, Images(3D), DigitalHumanities, Map, Metadata, Multimedia, Research, Visualization, Video, Tools, Software, Images, Data, File, Projects, ResearchProcess, Standards