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.
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