The survey of ancient cave can generally be performed by traditional topographic methods that allow also its georeferencing in a global reference frame; some difficulties may arise when there are narrow tunnels that do not consent the use of a total station or a terrestrial laser scanner. In such cases a visual-based approach can be used to produce, both the followed path and the 3D model of the hypogeal environment. A prompt photogrammetric survey has been used to reconstruct the morphology of the La Sassa Cave, situated in the municipality of Sonnino (Latina), in the lower Lazio region. In this cave, a very large quantity of Pleistocene animal bones was found, together with several fragments of Copper Age human bones and Bronze Age impasto potsherds. The survey was carried out using a DSLR full frame camera Nikon D800E with a Nikkor 16 mm fisheye lens pre-calibrated. During the acquisition, several targets were measured in order to contain the deformations model. The photogrammetric model has been georeferenced using 3 GCPs positioned outside the cave entrance where a double frequency GNSS receiver has acquired data in static session mode.
|Tijdschrift||ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences|
|Nummer van het tijdschrift||2/W9|
|Status||Published - 31-jan-2019|
|Evenement||8th International Workshop on 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures, 3D-ARCH 2019 - Bergamo, Italy|
Duur: 6-feb-2019 → 8-feb-2019