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Who:
Casey Dukeman
What:
Historic Preservation in 3D:
Drone and Camera-Based Photogrammetry in Archaeology
When:
February 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Where:
Baldridge Hall, Montrose United Methodist Church
(at the corner of S. 1st Street and Park Avenue)
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With recent advances in data processing and Artificial Intelligence, archaeologists are finding new and innovative ways to apply digital photogrammetry to assist in locating, documenting, and preserving cultural sites and landscapes. High resolution 3D models and point cloud data sets can be generated from images taken from drones and/or digital SLR camera, using Structure from Motion (SfM) technology. The resulting SfM models produce high-resolution three-dimensional data sets that can be easily manipulated for documentation and public education, as well as accurate object morphological analyses with very few restrictions.

Casey Dukeman began his archaeological career in 1994 and has worked in the western United States and Rocky Mountains for over 20 years. He completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geoarchaeology and History at Western State College in 1997 and his Master of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Wyoming in 2002. His M.A. Thesis was entitled An Analysis of Analysts: A Critical Assessment of Debitage Attributes, in which he compared the replicability of lithic analysts across the discipline of archaeology. Since then, Casey has worked as an archaeologist, manager, and principal investigator in academia, cultural resource management, environmental compliance, and state historic preservation. He has extensive field survey and excavation experience, as well as count-less hours of laboratory experience in cataloging, analysis, and methodological development. Casey is also a certified ArcGIS Server and Enterprise administrator.