3D scanning and tridimensional modelling: a new metohodology applied to the study and conservacion of paleolithic rock art. The examples of Las Caldas cave (Priorio, Asturias) and the Peña de Candamo (San Román de Candamo, Asturias)

  1. Corchón-Rodriguez, María Soledad 1
  2. García-Sánchez, Eduardo
  3. Correia, M.
  4. González-Aguilera, Diego 1
  5. Muñoz-Nieto, Angel Luis 1
  6. Gómez-Lahoz, Javier 1
  7. Herrero-Pascual, Jesús 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02f40zc51

XVth International Congress UISPP Lisbon (4–9 September 2006)

Year of publication: 2006

Type: Conference paper


In this paper we will present the preliminary results of the application of 3Dscanning technology and three-tridimensional modelling to the record and documentation of rockart in two caves in the mid valley of Nalón (Asturias, North of Spain). This new technologydeveloped in Cartographic Engineering, that has been applied with successfull results intopography and in the modelling of architectural structures, is deeply improving the study ofPaleolithic parietal art.In this work, we present the first results of the reconstruction or three-tridimensional modelling,generated by the 3D laser scanner, of two decorated surfaces: the Panel de los Grabados of theLas Caldas Cave (Priorio) and the Muro de los Grabados of the La Peña de San Román deCandamo Cave (Candamo), both belonging to the cantabric Solutrean and Magdalanian.The processes of capture, processing and management of information within this newmethodology produce three-tridimensional models that can be texturized with digital images. Themetric rigor of this models potencials not only the results obtained with tradicional proceedings,but also the blend of this information with other digital plataforms, making by this way possiblenew ways of investigation. By this so we will present the advantages of applying this models withtechniques of fotogrammetry and infography and within Gographic Information Systems (G.I.S.).Finally, the application of this new proceedings potentials an excelent new form of conservationand difusion of rock art.