Data for museology
Another aspect of Archéotech SA’s activities is the digitization of archaeological furniture for museology or comparative studies purpose. Three-dimensional digitization technologies bring possibilities that were thus far unequalled in a price-performance ratio.
As ranged scanners reached the market, we were able to measure quickly and precisely art objects and monuments. Concerning objects smaller than 10 meters, there are several technologies based on laser scanning, white-light projection or photogrammetry. The works realised as part of a scientific collaboration led with the C2RMF (Centre de recherche des laboratoires des musées de France) in Paris, are particularly eloquent.
Concerning art objects, the advantages brought by these technologies are speed and precision. The quality of the acquired data offers new analysis tools for historians and archaeologists, as well as a very objective archival system of the pieces to distribute them via the Internet and museum representation.
In the case of comparative studies of objects using extremely precise 3D modelling, it is possible to define whether two analogous objects found on different sites come from the same mould. Just like the gorytes of Rostov and Kiev, whose two modelling overlay almost perfectly, which shows that they have been made from the same mould, despite de thousand kilometres separating both sites.