Photogrammetry has a long and proven track record in archaeological applications. The main benefit is that the subject can be photographed, modeled and interrogated in true 3-dimensional measurement units without any disturbance.
The example below is an excavated grave from Boscombe Down in Wiltshire and demonstrates how two pairs of
photographs – one pair from the north and one from the south, can be merged in Imagemaster to create a complete 3D model that can be viewed from all angles – including from below.
Fig.1 Overhead photograph of grave
Fig. 2 Perspective view from PI-3000 showing the photographic drape on the digital
Fig. 3 Another perspetive view with the photo-drape disabled. The yellow and blue
triangular networks (TINS) represent the models from the respective north and south
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Read more about Boscombe Down here