PHOTOGRAMMETRY IN ARCHEOLOGY ACCORDING TO VERIN NAVER BURIAL GROUND AND THE SHENGAVIT SETTLEMENT
Keywords: Photogrammetry and archaeology, Armenian Highland, Verin Naver burial ground, Shengavit settlement, general plan, aerial photography
Abstract. Photogrammetry is a non-destructive, three-dimensional modeling technique that has been widely adopted in archaeology. Archaeological monuments are particularly vulnerable to natural and anthropogenic activities, such as destruction, weathering, and erosion. Therefore, precise fixation and documentation of the monument are essential for preserving cultural layers for future generations. Digital technologies, especially photogrammetry, enable us to obtain better results for the photogrammetric survey. In recent years, this method has been employed in the excavation sites of Shengavit settlement and Verin Naver tombs, demonstrating its effectiveness in archaeological research. To obtain a better view of the stratigraphy of the site, the data was merged with archival drawings of previously collected information. This integration of data has allowed for a more comprehensive understanding of the site's history and evolution.