Rupert Gietl

Rupert Gietl
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Introduction
As Founding Partner of Arc-Team Archaeology I am working in cultural heritage applying open source soft- and hardware. Over the last years we have acquired special skills in high mountain archaeology, glacial archaeology and conflict archaeology of WW1.

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This article summarizes the experience of Arc-Team in working with real-time 3D open software and hardware. This overview describes the research, experiments and professional use of this technology in the field of archaeology. The first part of the article focuses on the FLOSS RGBDemo, describing the software, some preliminary tests and some exampl...
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Climatic deterioration lasting until the 19th century brought about a marked advance of the glaciers with some serious consequences for the population. The theologian and writer Beda Weber (1798–1859) attempted to explain the phenomenon of the progres- sive downward shift of the treeline in the Schnals Valley: ‘With astonishment the in- habitants o...
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The purpose of this paper is to present an overview about the development and use of Open Hardware devices in archaeology and their operative use in extreme conditions. The state of the art will be analysed basing on the experience of the company Arc-Team, which, in 2006, started a new branch of research, informally called "Archeorobotics", in orde...
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The purpose of this paper is to present an overview about the development and use of Open Hardware devices in archaeology and their operative use in extreme conditions. The state of the art will be analysed basing on the experience of the company Arc-Team, which, in 2006, started a new branch of research, informally called "Archeorobotics", in orde...
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Conflict archaeology of World War 1 on the alpine frontline between the Austrohungarian Empire and Italy. Field experiences between 2012 and 2018.
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The purpose of this paper is to present an overview about the development and use of Open Hardware devices in archaeology and their operative use in extreme conditions. The state of the art will be analysed basing on the experience of the company Arc-Team, which, in 2006, started a new branch of research, informally called "Archeorobotics". The res...
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IT Il presente contributo riporta lo stato dell’arte degli studi archeologici sul sito della Villa dei Nonii Arrii presso Castel Toblino. Le analisi sono state effettuate mediante un approccio multiscalare, dalla piccola alla grande scala, contemplando operazioni di archeologia aerea (telerilevamento), archeologia digitale (integrazione, gestione e...
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IT Il presente contributo riporta lo stato dell’arte degli studi archeologici sul sito della Villa dei Nonii Arrii presso Castel Toblino. Le analisi sono state effettuate mediante un approccio multiscalare, dalla piccola alla grande scala, contemplando operazioni di archeologia aerea (telerilevamento), archeologia digitale (integrazione, gestione...
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This contribution summarizes the multiple uses of 3D web technologies in commercial archaeology. Considering the breadth of this topic, we will describe each different branch of these technologies with the example of case studies based on work of the Italian company Arc-Team. Our overview begins with 3D visualization for scientific purposes, showin...
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Il presente articolo ha per scopo principale quello di analizzare la Grande Guerra da un punto di vista archeologico, introducendo dunque il lettore al concetto fondamentale di Archeologia del Conflitto per poi passare a considerare la realtà della Valle di Non sotto l'aspetto di questa disciplina specialistica.
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Il presente articolo ha per scopo principale quello di analizzare la Grande Guerra da un punto di vista archeologico, introducendo dunque il lettore al concetto fondamentale di Archeologia del Conflitto per poi passare a considerare la realtà della Valle di Non sotto l'aspetto di questa disciplina specialistica. Il primo capitolo sarà dunque dedica...
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The chapters reports methodologies and results of the archaeological project about the World War 1 front-line on the eastern part of Lake Garda. This research integrates the historical study about the same argument, using modern conflict archaeology, military archaeology and battlefield archaeology techniques.
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Before WWI, Ehrenburg, Kiens, Getzenberg, St. Sigmund and Hofern were typical Tyrolean mountain villages. Most of the about 1,400 inhabitants of these villages lived on agriculture. At that time, Tyrol was part of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy, and after several cri-ses in the 19th century, it experienced an economic and social upturn. Tradit...
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Further results of our modern conflict archaeology survey campaign along the Western Carnic Ridge. (along the border between Austria and Italy). Documenting the material remains of WW1 on the high alpine frontline.
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Since the excavation is considered as the most destructive process in archeology, the last decade has seen a growing commitment in developing systems able to document and analyze the record in real time. Indeed, the strategy applied to field work represents the most sensitive point for the cognitive processes, being subject to possible influence of...
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Since the summer of 2011, the Department of Archaeology of the Autonomous Province of South-Tyrol has been documenting the southwestern frontline of WW1. The project area for summer 2013 was the so-called Hahnspielboden-Stiergarten on the northern side of the Sexten-Valley. Between 1915 and 1917 the Sexten-Valley had been heavily affected by war an...
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n the course of construction works on the area of the so-called "Sonnwendplatzl" (solistice place), the South-tyrolean Department of Archaeology, under the direction of Dr. Hubert Steiner, has conducted a small-area excavation and a survey campaign, in order to position and document the 5 so far known cup-marked stones of the Sexten valley. Prelimi...
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Finds from thawing névés and ice fields were discovered at the Langgrubenjoch (3017 m a. s. l.) between Matscher- and Schnalstal in the southern Ötztal Alps. Preliminary Report of the 2013 campaign. In Italian and German Language.
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Finds from thawing névés and ice fields were discovered at the Langgrubenjoch (3017 m a. s. l.) between Matscher- and Schnalstal in the southern Ötztal Alps. The finds are predominantly made up of wooden parts, many of which are fragments of boards and show tool marks. First radiocarbon and dendro dates reveal artefacts dating back to the Copper Pe...
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This paper describes the history and the archaeological evidence of one of the best preserved sites of roman viability in the eastern Alps from the beginning of Roman influence in the 1st half of the 2nd century BC to late antiquity. The Plöckenpass is mainly known for it's three latin inscriptions, which give a good example of Roman public offici...
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This paper describes the history and the archaeological evidence of one of the best preserved sites of roman viability in the eastern Alps from the beginning of Roman influence in the 1st half of the 2nd century BC to late antiquity. The Plöckenpass is mainly known for it's three latin inscriptions, which give a good example of Roman public officia...
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Since several years the Cultural Heritage Department of South-Tyrol is taking steps on documenting all material remains from the WWI era along the high-alpine frontline. Using the example of the Puster-Valley, the authors are sketching the activities from excavations to assistance and finally to wide scale data aquisition, as a result of the develo...
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EN This contribution intend to propose a summary of the ten-year experience of Arc-Team in archaeological professional excavations, focusing primarily on the use of open tools (free and open source software and hardware) and on the concept of Open Research, through the exchange of data, knowledge (know-how) and informations. IT Con il presente con...
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With the centenary years 2014–2018, a hitherto relatively unknown branch of archaeological research, the so-called conflict archaeology, is coming into the limelight. In the years to come must focus on taking stock of all material remains from the WWI era. As a result of the developments in satellite geodesy and 3D documentation, it is now possible...
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The article proposes a model of Free and Open Source platform for aerial archaeology. This solution is based on two main components: ArcheOS (software, for data processing) and an UAVP prototype (hardware, for data acquisition). ArcheOS (Archeological Operating System) is a GNU/Linux distribution developed for archaeological aims and released under...
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The “Castellum Vervassium” project concerns a series of archaeological investigations regarding the landscape around an ancient settlement now known with the name of Vervò (Val di Non, Trentino, Italy). Among the different analyses (excavation, survey, remote sensing, etc.), in 2010 a sub-project was started to reconstruct a hypothetical ancient ro...
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This old article (written in 2008) regards the first positive result of Arc-Team's in the new research field of "archeorobotics": a working open hardware prototype of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), based on the project UAVP (Unmanned Aerial Video Platform). This drone (the result of two years of development) is the first prototype of the ArcheoDron...
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Since 2006 the archaeological expedition of Aramus (Armenia) is supported only by Free and Open Source Software. This approach had positive effects on the entire project. In this paper we would like to describe our experience in using, developing, teaching and sharing this kind of applications, focusing the attention both on problems and benefits .
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After many years spent in software testing and developing (OpArch project and ArcheOS) we reach an high quality level in data elaboration, management and spreading. For this reason in 2008 Arc-Team’s research was focused on some Open Source hardware projects to increase the quality level in data acquisition and to bypass some of the most common pro...
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Con questo contributo si intendono presentare alcuni progetti aperti, svolti da Arc-Team s.n.c. tra la fine del 2007 e l'inizio del 2008, in modo da condividere i risultati ottenuti (in un'ottica di " open research ") e creare-ampliare una comunità di utenti e sviluppatori che da una parte si avvalga liberamente dei risultati raggiunti e dall'altra...
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S. Con il seguente contributo si intende presentare un progetto sperimentale che nasce dalla collaborazione dell'Univer-sità di Innsbruck (Dipartimento di Orientalistica e Storia Antica) e la società Arc-Team snc. Tale progetto prevede la creazione di una serie di tutorial riguardanti l'utilizzo di soware libero in archeolo-gia. Ogni tutorial si ba...
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The paper aims to present a comparative application of different cost-surface analysis modules in a high alpine environment. Cost analysis is a very controversially discussed subject in archaeology, and for that reason a methodological comparison of weaknesses and strengths of some popular Geographic Information Systems could be a necessary contrib...
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In this paper we would like to present GRASS, a powerful open source GIS. It is already used in many different scientific projects and it can satisfy archaeological aims too. After a short introduc- tion about its history and its features, we will present four real examples in which we worked with GRASS. Actually the software is developed by the IT...
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Digital Reconstruction of Roman Vindobona (Vienna - Austria)
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In September 2006 the Institute of Ancient History & Ancient Near Eastern Studies of the University of Innsbruck (A) in cooperation with the University of Yerevan (AM) undertook the third excavation and survey campaign at the Early Iron Age and Urartian hilltop settlement of Aramus, situated about 15 km north-est from downtown Yerevan, Armenia. Thi...
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In this paper we would like to present the new release of ArcheOS, Akhenaton 1.1.6. It is an operating system specially designed for archaeological aims. It is based on GNU/Linux and fitted with different software, all with GPL license or similar. ArcheOS forms a part of the OpArc project and follows its guidelines. It is freely available at: http:...
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Sommario Con questo contributo si intendono mostrare alcune delle applicazioni della grafica voxel al campo dell'archeologia. Nella prima sezione verrà fatta una breve introduzione sulla disciplina archeologica e sulle sue modalità di indagine e di documentazione, per spiegare quali siano i reali vantaggi dell'utilizzo dei voxel in fase di rielabor...
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In this paper we would like to present the first official release of ArcheOS 1.0 Akhenaton. It is an operating system specially designed for archaeological aims. It is based on GNU/Linux and fitted with different software, all with GPL license or similar. ArcheOS forms a part of the OpArc project and follows its guidelines. It is freely available a...
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Nel presente contributo verranno illustrate alcune delle principali potenzialità del software GRASS impiegate nel campo dell'archeologia e della tutela dei beni culturali. Attraverso l'esposizione di quattro concreti casi di studio saranno evidenziate alcune delle funzionalità del programma applicate a vari campi d'intervento, da quelli più specula...
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The present study describes the history and the archaeological evidence of the passes and mountain roads in the eastern Alps from the beginning of Roman influence in the 1st half of the 2nd century BC to late antiquity. Based on ancient literary sources, which describe the Alps, their geography, their economic system and their political history, th...
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Reconstructing the ancient DTM of downtown Vienna during Roman Age, using archaeological and geological data.
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Schätze eines Weitgereisten - Die umfassende Sammlung des Prinzen Johann Georg, Herzog zu Sachsen, wird erstmals vollständig präsentiert. Archaeological description of a statue of the ancient Greek goddess Hekate
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Calculation of a surface model of Ancient Vindobona (Vienna/Austria)

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The goal of this project is to open hidden Cultural Heritage to a wider public.
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The goal of this project is to acquire more information about submerged archaeological evidences of the Autonomous Province of Trento.