Accepted Paper:

Modelling Stonehenge  


Rupert Till (University of Huddersfield)
Ertu Unver
Andrew Taylor (University of Huddersfield)

Paper short abstract:

This image is of a digital 3D model reconstruction of Stonehenge 3c.

Paper long abstract:

This image was created in order to illustrate what Stonehenge 3c may have looked like, and to illustrate the potentials and problems of such work. It has used LIDAR data to create an accurate surface layer, on which models of stones were placed which were generated from point clouds generated by laser scans. These were surfaced, and photographs of the stones were texture mapped onto the stones. Missing or fallen stones were replaced using copies of those still present. Lighting, weather and astronomical data were simulated and added. This image illustrates the archaeological use of digital photography and 3D modeling.

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EXHIBITION - A picture is worth a thousand words: images of archaeological practice, past and present