David Beynon (Deakin University, AU)

Image-based analysis methods and the reassembly of fragments from Myanmar and Thailand

David Beynon

This paper aims to combine image-based analysis methods with flexible graphical simulation techniques to re-assemble ambiguous and fragmentary evidence collated from heritage fieldwork sites in Myanmar and Thailand. The geometric reconstructions of these early temples will provide new spatio-temporal datasets of these important traditional architectural monuments, strategically situated between South and Southeast Asia. The project proposes to survey, model and compare ten temple sites in Myanmar and Thailand from the Pyu period using a hybrid technique that fuses data from Terrestrial Laser Scanning with close-range architectural photogrammetric techniques. This new method aims to address previous limitations in the computational reconstruction and heritage mapping and has delivered new research results in mapping archaeological and architectural sites.