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Traditional and Digital Building Archaeology, a Balance Between Old and New: A case study of the abbey Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre

Derory, Théo LU (2020) ARKM22 20201
Historical Archaeology
Abstract
This thesis aimed to work with different techniques of building archaeology, both traditional and digital. The goal was to define the possibilities offered by the “traditional” and the “digital” building archaeology but also to show the limits of these two methods. The main issue of discussing methodological problems in building archaeology was the need to define digital building archaeology, especially photogrammetry. Since these tools are not optimized in archaeology (building archaeology or not) the risk was that this lack of optimization skewed the discussion. This is the reason why a section of this thesis is dedicated to an optimisation attempt of photogrammetry.
This desire to find a balance between “old” and “new” building... (More)
This thesis aimed to work with different techniques of building archaeology, both traditional and digital. The goal was to define the possibilities offered by the “traditional” and the “digital” building archaeology but also to show the limits of these two methods. The main issue of discussing methodological problems in building archaeology was the need to define digital building archaeology, especially photogrammetry. Since these tools are not optimized in archaeology (building archaeology or not) the risk was that this lack of optimization skewed the discussion. This is the reason why a section of this thesis is dedicated to an optimisation attempt of photogrammetry.
This desire to find a balance between “old” and “new” building archaeology takes the form of a building archaeology survey of the abbey Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre in Brittany. This case study is focused on the north gutter wall of the abbey church and is divided into a “traditional” analysis and a “digital” one. The reason for these two different analyses was not only to show what type of results one method could give but also to show what it could not give. By highlighting the pros and cons of these to methods I was able to propose a modus operandi for a large scale building archaeology study of a complex site like the one at the Pointe Saint-Mathieu. (Less)
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author
Derory, Théo LU
supervisor
organization
course
ARKM22 20201
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
3D analysis, abbey, Brittany, building archaeology, France, methodology, optimisation, photogrammetry, UAV
language
English
id
9019690
date added to LUP
2020-08-17 11:11:06
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2020-08-17 11:11:06
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  abstract     = {This thesis aimed to work with different techniques of building archaeology, both traditional and digital. The goal was to define the possibilities offered by the “traditional” and the “digital” building archaeology but also to show the limits of these two methods. The main issue of discussing methodological problems in building archaeology was the need to define digital building archaeology, especially photogrammetry. Since these tools are not optimized in archaeology (building archaeology or not) the risk was that this lack of optimization skewed the discussion. This is the reason why a section of this thesis is dedicated to an optimisation attempt of photogrammetry.
This desire to find a balance between “old” and “new” building archaeology takes the form of a building archaeology survey of the abbey Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre in Brittany. This case study is focused on the north gutter wall of the abbey church and is divided into a “traditional” analysis and a “digital” one. The reason for these two different analyses was not only to show what type of results one method could give but also to show what it could not give. By highlighting the pros and cons of these to methods I was able to propose a modus operandi for a large scale building archaeology study of a complex site like the one at the Pointe Saint-Mathieu.},
  author       = {Derory, Théo},
  keyword      = {3D analysis,abbey,Brittany,building archaeology,France,methodology,optimisation,photogrammetry,UAV},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Traditional and Digital Building Archaeology, a Balance Between Old and New: A case study of the abbey Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre},
  year         = {2020},
}