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Rock Art in Three Dimensions – Documentation, Research, and Outreach

Research project
Active research
Project size
5,480,000
Project period
2019 - 2021
Project owner
Institutionen för historiska studier

Short description

This infrastructure project will establish a collaboration between archaeology, data science, and digital humanities to develop an effective tool that uses 3D data to explore rock art. The interdisciplinary platform for data-driven analysis of rock art will use methods from the fields of Computer Vision and Machine Learning for object detection. Furthermore, better visualization techniques for 3D data will be developed. It is aimed to integrate the outcomes into the research infrastructure of the SHFA and to create a mobile app. By integrating 3D data, visualization, and data-driven analysis, the project enables the infrastructure of the SHFA to account for all three dimensions of rock art studies: documentation, research, and outreach.