Archaeology is strongly dependant on the good registration of finds and so on in the field. During an excavation many photos are taken to give a proper representation of the site. Really interesting finds are drawn and photographed to allow interpretation without necessarily having them in hand.
Photogrammetry is a technique that can help here. Utilizing photos it is possible to generate a measurable 3D model. A great advantage is that measuring of finds and traces can be carried out behind a computer after the fieldwork. Not all registration, therefore, has to be done on the spot.
With the ever increasing calculating power of PC’s and laptops this technique can also be used in the field and has been by Archol during research into burial mounds in Oman.