Modeling Erosion at Archaeological Sites with SfM and GIS
Authors: Matthew Howland, Thomas Levy
Low-altitude aerial photography and Structure from Motion make up a workflow that allows for recording of archaeological sites in 3D and production of orthophotos and digital elevation models. This paper presents the application of these methods workflow to acquire GIS data, which serves as the basis for a case study of a new, RUSLE-based model of the effects of erosion on archaeological sites. These methods are applied to the site of Khirbat Nuqayb al-Asaymir, southern Jordan.