Our Digital Visualisation Lab supports research, teaching, and commercial activities with a broad variety of digital methods and techniques within the Department of Archaeology, across Durham University, and externally. Our facilities enhance the teaching and learning experience of our students, offering them opportunities for practical experience using specialist equipment and software. They promote interdisciplinary research and reinforce the collaborative and international profiles of our archaeological research. Our facilities also support commercial activities, including consultancies, for heritage-related work, including conservation and interpretation.
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Digital Visualisation LaboratoryDepartment of Archaeology, Durham UniversityDawson BuildingSouth RoadDurhamDH1 3LE
We also offer digital archaeological services led by our experienced staff. This includes rapid 3D scanning and reconstruction at different resolutions of artefacts, buildings and landscapes, and tailor-made training courses.
Some of our recent commercial work includes:
St Mary the Less chapel scan. Author: Alexander Jansen
RTI workshop at ERA Arqueología. Photo: Katina Lillios
The Digital Visualisation Lab supports a wide range of national and international projects with 3D scanning technologies working at multiple scales, from minute artefacts to monuments and rock art, buildings and landscapes. Projects also use our RTI and multispectral drone survey support (including infrared).
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) of Lindisfarne. Author: Alexander Jansen.
The lab is also connected to our teaching, modules, and regular support to research in teaching.
Photo: Alexander Jansen
3-D Topographic Map of a post-mortem fracture on a femur. Image: Eloise Potter, 2022.
El Castillo cave, small disks on drapery, Pilar Elefante. 3D model created with decorrelated images. Author: Barbara Oosterwijk.
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