Presentation Title

P-03 Artist working with the Cavan Burren Research Project

Presenter Status

Department of Architecture

Second Presenter Status

Department of Architecture

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

1-11-2013 1:30 PM

End Date

1-11-2013 3:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

This summer documentation of the ancient archeological site in the Cavan Burren commenced. Our purpose was aiding protection of an archeologically significant relic landscape, influencing local ecosystem management policy, and working through details for future Andrews University art and architecture student participation that offers valuable ‘real world’ experience. The Cavan-Burren lies within the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, in northwest Ireland along the Fermanagh/ Cavan national border. The lack of industrial development and intensive land-use, partly due to the volatile political history in this part of the world, has left this beautiful and once heavily populated landscape relatively undefiled. Our site was recently deforested through the harvesting of plantation trees, exposing archeological features that had been invisible for decades. The region contains roughly 90% of all geological formations and material types present on the entire planet as well as the sources of the three primary rivers of Ireland. Our primary documentation method involved experimental photogrammetry of representative monument types. Digital photos were stitched into “123D Catch”, from which a digital 3D mesh was created. This process enables virtual manipulation to verify important relationships without disturbing the archeologically significant objects themselves. Objects were also documented using traditional archaeological drawing techniques.

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Nov 1st, 1:30 PM Nov 1st, 3:00 PM

P-03 Artist working with the Cavan Burren Research Project

Buller Hallway

This summer documentation of the ancient archeological site in the Cavan Burren commenced. Our purpose was aiding protection of an archeologically significant relic landscape, influencing local ecosystem management policy, and working through details for future Andrews University art and architecture student participation that offers valuable ‘real world’ experience. The Cavan-Burren lies within the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, in northwest Ireland along the Fermanagh/ Cavan national border. The lack of industrial development and intensive land-use, partly due to the volatile political history in this part of the world, has left this beautiful and once heavily populated landscape relatively undefiled. Our site was recently deforested through the harvesting of plantation trees, exposing archeological features that had been invisible for decades. The region contains roughly 90% of all geological formations and material types present on the entire planet as well as the sources of the three primary rivers of Ireland. Our primary documentation method involved experimental photogrammetry of representative monument types. Digital photos were stitched into “123D Catch”, from which a digital 3D mesh was created. This process enables virtual manipulation to verify important relationships without disturbing the archeologically significant objects themselves. Objects were also documented using traditional archaeological drawing techniques.