Estudio geométrico de piezas arqueológicas a partir de un modelo virtual 3D

Antonio T. Mozas Calvache, José Luis Pérez García, Vicente Barba Colmenero, Andrés López Arenas


This paper describes the methodology for implementing geometric studies of little archaeological artefacts by mean of a 3D virtual model. This model is obtained through laser scanner 3D technology and allows us to obtain high accuracy measures in order to analyze the artefact. The method proposed gives the opportunity for performing these measures in inaccessible zones in the real object, and minimizing the manipulation of the artefact. This aspect is very interesting in order to guarantee its conservation. This methodology has been implemented to a real case: an anthropomorphic feminine idol of around 12 centimetres in length. The results obtained with the measuring of the model allow us to extract important conclusions.


Photogrammetry; Laser scanning; Geometric measures; Archaeological artefacts

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