Our first project in Glendaruel

Last weekend we were in gorgeous Glendaruel, on the Cowal Peninsula. Together we are working with members of the Colintraive and Glendaruel Development Trust to co-design and co-produce 3D models of archaeological monuments in their landscape; a stunning valley and community owned forest peppered with neolithic chambered tombs, potential ancient standing stones, neolithic rock-art, medieval and post-medieval remains. On the Saturday our colleagues from Archaeology Scotland ran a workshop in the field on recording monuments and plane-table survey (did you know you can build 3D models using this very technique?).

Despite the mist and constant rain we all got stuck in (and had a few laughs!), while Danuta’s soup, mugs of tea and cakes back at the village hall were greatly appreciated and warmed us all up!

Here is a quickly thrown together model of one of the ‘standing stones’ I made over the weekend, a little blurry because of the rain!

'standing stone' in the Stronafian forest (3) 'standing stone' in the Stronafian forest

3D model made wih photos taken on a Panasonic Lumix with 12X optimal zoom, and processed using Agisoft Photoscan

3D model made with photos taken on a Panasonic Lumix with 12X optimal zoom, and processed using Agisoft Photoscan

– I am excited to see what we create together… follow this blog to hear more from the group and watch our progress!

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