This course, new in 2018, aims to teach the basics of 3D reconstruction of archaeological sites through stereo-photogrammetry and structure-from-motion techniques to undergraduates and those employed or keen to work in the heritage sector.


      Taught by our own expert, a tertiary lecturer in this field, topics will include:

      • an introduction to 3D reconstruction and scanning
      • photography, camera set-up, lenses, rigs and lighting
      • photogrammetry theory and workflow
      • file formats for import and export
      • editing in 2D and 3D
      • portfolio development and presentation.


      Practical projects will involve a mixture of the following:

      • Artefact photogrammetry
      • Excavation detail photogrammetry
      • Large structure photogrammetry
      • Aerial site photogrammetry 


      The course takes place at the SHARP camp and as such students will be required to provide their own laptop for the duration of the course. All software will be provided as either open source freeware or limited licenses. Photographic equipment is provided for use during the course but students are free to use their own digital cameras if they wish. Students can also bring along small objects to digitise should they have something specific they wish to use in their portfolio.  Laptops should have the following specifications. Please email SHARP if you have any queries.

      Minimal configuration (will take longer to process data)

      • Windows XP or later (32 or 64 bit), Mac OS X Mountain Lion or later, Debian/Ubuntu with GLIBC 2.13+ (64 bit)
      • Intel Core 2 Duo processor or equivalent
      • 4 GB of RAM

      Recommended configuration (will be faster to process data)

      • Windows 7 SP 1 or later (64 bit), Mac OS X Mountain Lion or later, Debian/Ubuntu with GLIBC 2.13+ (64 bit)

      Week 5 - w/c 26th July, 2020


      6 days

    • RATES

      On Site Full - £430 

      On Site Concession - £340  

      Off Site - £290 


      The John Hensby Memorial Bursary was established in 2012 to fund two subsidised places annually for diggers who would not otherwise have the opportunity to excavate for financial reasons. 

      If you wish to apply for the 2020 Bursary, please write a short statement, including the following:

      - the reasons why you wish to apply

      - the reasons why you believe you are eligible for the Bursary

      - whether you wish to undertake a course or be an on-site volunteer

      Send your application to bookings@sharp.org.uk by 1st March 2020. Successful applicants will be notified in early May. 



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