Pitoti 3D

#Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies #Internat. third-party funding

In Italy, the petroglyphs were chiseled into the cliffs by prehistoric cultures. In this project, the 3D nature of the petroglyphs is investigated and documented for the first time.

  • Project manager:
    FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Seidl Markus, Bakk.
  • Project staff:
    FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. Zeppelzauer Matthias
  • External Staff:
    Baker Frederick
    Dipl.-Ing. Ewald Wieser, BSc
  • Partner:
    The University of Nottingham
    University of Cambridge
    Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
    Graz University of Technology
    ArcTron 3D GmbH
    Centro Camuno Studi Preistorici
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  • Funding:
    The project is funded from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 600545; 2013-2016
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  • Category:
    Internat. third-party funding
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Pitoti 3D

In Valcamonica/Italy, the petroglyphs, the socalled Pitoti, were chiselled into the cliffs by prehistoric cultures. These valuable artefacts form part of Europe’s cultural heritage. Their study is frequently extremely troublesome because of the difficulty of accessing the slopes on which they are found. In 3D-PITOTI, the three-dimensional nature of the petroglyphs is being investigated and documented for the first time. The project is headed by the University of Nottingham. The role of St. Pölten UAS is to address the development of intelligent technologies for data processing that manipulate the scanned 3D data based on methods of classification, clustering and retrieval so as to recognize the inherent structures in the data and make them useable. The project aims at making the rock paintings accessible not only to persons with special interests but also for the first time to a wider public in an attractive and interactive manner.