A cornerstone of the management and conservation of archaeological sites is recording their physical characteristics. Documentingand describing the site is an essential step that allows for delineating the components of the site and for collecting and synthesizinginformation and documentation (Demas, 2012). The information produced by such work assists in the decision-making process forcustodians, site managers, public officials, conservators, and other related experts. Rigorous documentation may also serve a broaderpurpose: over time, it becomes the primary archival and monitoring record. Both scholars and the public use this information andinterpret the site, and they can serve as a posterity record in the event of catastrophic or gradual loss of the heritage asset. In May 2018the Getty Conservation Institute and the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus collaborated with the Carleton Immersive Media Studioin undertaking the documentation of Nea Paphos, a World Heritage site with very important mosaic pavements in the easternMediterranean. This contribution outlines the critical components of the documentation project: field study, field measurements, dataprocessing, validation, GIS, and integration of external data. The paper summarizes the digital workflows and procedures used toproduce the deliverables, as well as the equipment and technology employed.

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Keywords Archaeological Sites, Digital Documentation, Digital Workflow, Heritage Conservation, Heritage Recording, Management, Mapping, UNESCO World Heritage
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W6-1-2019
Conference 27th CIPA International Symposium on Documenting the Past for a Better Future
Citation
Ace, D. (D.), Marrs, J. (J.), Santana Quintero, M, Barazzetti, L. (L.), Demas, M. (M.), Friedman, L. (L.), … Awad, R. (R.). (2019). Documenting nea paphos for conservation and management. In ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (pp. 1–8). doi:10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W6-1-2019