Archaeological Surveying and Mapping: Recording and - download pdf or read online

By Philip Howard

ISBN-10: 0415306639

ISBN-13: 9780415306638

A entire and sensible consultant to surveying for archaeologists, with transparent directions in archaeological mapping, recording box paintings and targeted case stories from the united kingdom, Europe and the U.S..

Philip Howard presents a user’s advisor to equipment and tools of surveying to permit archaeologists to symbolize their very own fieldwork with a bit of luck and independently. Archaeological Surveying is a useful source which:

* presents beginner’s directions to software program utilized in computerised surveying, together with IntelliCAD 2000, Terrain instruments, Christine GIS and international Mapper
* introduces the archaeologist to a number of surveying tools corresponding to GPS, digital distance measures, theodolites and magnetic compasses
* contains reasonably cheap software.

This textbook is a vital learn for any box archaeologists who're wanting an creation to surveying, or just desire to replace their techniques.

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High-resolution laser scanning Laser scanning has been in use for some time in the recording at high resolution of the surface of small objects (up to a few metres across); archaeological examples include carved stone crosses, gravestones and rock-art. This technology has in the last few years been extended and expanded so that it can now be used to record much larger surfaces at a very high resolution. The scanner is set up on a tripod in the same way as a theodolite or total station, and can be set to automatically record the 3-dimensional position of a series of points to define the surface of the object under consideration.

42m. Its bearing can be obtained from the bearing of BH and the angle at B between H and A. Notice that this time the bearing is BH, not HB, because we are working from point B. e. 253°43′34′′. 560 Note that as A is west of B, its easting co-ordinate is smaller, but this is taken account of by the fact that the easting difference comes out as negative, so this is still added to the easting of B. In this way the co-ordinates of every point in the network can be calculated, and they may very easily be plotted in a CAD system.

This distance, multiplied by 100, gives the distance of the staff from the instrument. 5 Details of levelling staff used in tacheometry. The application of trigonometrical formulae allows the slope distance to be converted to a horizontal one, and for the difference in height between instrument and staff to be determined. The technique is easy to apply, and needs no very specialised equipment, but its accuracy is limited by the accuracy with which the staff can be read, and since the intercept has to be multiplied by 100, every 1mm error in the former leads to 100mm error in the distance.

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