For quite some now we have been involved in a project where people from the archeology department and HUMlab have digitalized, analyzed in represented rock carvings in their context. Environmental archeology data have been collected and used (together with other sources) to build a 3D representation of past times. We have worked closely with the Environmental Archeology Laboratory here.
One of the main interests has been to explore how the rock carvings interrelate with the surrounding environment and how this affects language of the carvings.
Personally I have learnt a great deal from spending a bit of time with the archeologists doing field work (me merely watching). In general I think the collaborative aspects of a project of this kind are very important.
The project has involved a great deal of methodology work. Among other things careful digitalization, using complex GIS models, vectorizing data, and creating high-performance interactive 3D environments based on GIS data with enough speed.
One result of the project has been an exhibition based on the work done. Today some of the material for anew version of the exhibition was prepared.
Ancient rock carvings digitalized and printed 1:1…