Rock paintings in the Australian park will be digitized
3D scanners serve in the scientific purposes. Directly these devices will be used by the Maptek company from Australia. Specialists want to scan rock paintings in the Cockatoo (municipal park). The project is podproyekty «CyArk 500 challenge». This global project has the purpose to make 3D models of monuments of the Global cultural heritage of UNESCO. So monuments will is guaranteed are kept for future generations.
Numbering of ancient monuments was already used at excavation in caves about the city of Nish in Serbia. At present with the help 3д scanners it is possible to digitize a surface of grottoes and rocks. By means of the 1st scanning scientists receive a picture from 74 million pixels. If parts of objects were lost, in many cases they manage to be reconstructed with the help 3D technologies.
3D the scanner copes with 17 objects for the working day. Pluses of this technology before photography that scanning allows to grasp object completely, having shown it from all directions, instead of from one plane.
Petroglyphic lists in park of the Cockatoo are included into the list of the Global cultural heritage. After all, their safety is not guaranteed for 100 %, and to that it is a lot of events. In – 1-x, inscriptions suffer because of tourists who want «to bring the contribution» in the remained petroglyphic lists. In – 2-x, in park there are forest fires; rocks are subject to an erosion etc. Archeologists Wayne Brennan, Alastair Paterson, Peter Veet and Paul Takon worry for safety of petroglyphic painting.
Scientists say that to rock paintings about 45 thousand years. According to the genetic researches, the 1st Australians appeared on the continent even earlier – 50 thousand years ago. Rock drawings give the chance to behold the died-out animal species, landing of Europeans, etc.
The list of more basic monuments where 100 objects entered was in recent years created. There is a hope that the project 3D of scanning of rock drawings in the Cockatoo is only began. After all there are other objects (and not only in Australia) which also need preservation, at least in a digital form.