Archaeologists use drones to 3D model Tepsei historical site

Archaeologists use drones to create a 3D model of the Tepsei archaeological site in the southern part of Siberia, Russia. The team of researchers from the Kemerovo State University has made the model as part of ongoing studies of the historical location.

Archaeologists use drones to 3D model Tepsei historical site

The Tepsei archaeological site is located in the Minusinsk Basin in the Southern part of Siberia and covers an area of more than 10 square miles, including Mount Tepsei that rises to 2,066 feet.

By using the drones to map the area and create a 3D model, the archaeologists strive to provide a detailed picture of what ancient southern Siberia looked like in terms of changing cultures, migration patterns, and settlements.

Together with specialists from the Russian RSSDA Laboratory in Moscow, the archaeologists from the Kemerovo State University used drones to create a detailed 3D model of one of the Tepsei site clusters, making visible the exact location of important stone slabs, burial stones, and other sites where pieces of rock art have been discovered, reports The Science Times.

The drones were also used to conduct aerial surveys and mappings of hard-to-reach areas and helped to develop 3D models of fifteen rock art surfaces.

Stay in touch!

If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone news, scoops, rumors, and reviews follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or…

Subscribe to our Daily Drone News email.*


 

Submit tips If you have information or tips that you would like to share with us, feel free to submit them hereSupport DroneXL.co: You can support DroneXL.co by using these links when you make your next drone purchase: Adorama, Amazon, B&H, BestBuy, eBay, DJI, Parrot, and Yuneec. We make a small commission when you do so at no additional expense to you. Thank you for helping DroneXL grow! FTC: DroneXL.co uses affiliate links that generate income.


* We do not sell, share, rent out or spam your email, ever. Our email goes out on weekdays around 5:30 p.m.

Photo credit: CC0 Public Domain

About the author

Haye Kesteloo

Add comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.