Meshing around: integrating ground-penetrating radar surveys andphotogrammetric documentation for the reconstruction of the spatiallayout of the church of St. Lawrence, Sigtuna, Sweden
2016 (English)In: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, ISSN 2352-409X, E-ISSN 2001-1199, Vol. 8, 295-302 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article aims at providing evidence for the usefulness of combining data from both above and below the ground in order to provide a more complete understanding of an archaeological site. For this purpose a Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey was carried out next to the standing ruins of the west tower of the church of St. Lawrence in Sigtuna, Sweden. The tower ruins were also documented using photogrammetry providing an accurate 3D-model of the site. The result of the GPR survey clearly images the buried wall foundations of the church but it is only when this data is combined with the photogrammetric 3D-model of the tower ruins that the spatial layout becomes complete. The results clearly provide evidence of the benefits of using such an integrated approach. The available evidence suggests that the tower, nave and choir (with a possible apse) were constructed during the 12th century. During the 15th century the church porch was built and arches added to the nave. The building history of the church is thus rather ordinary compared to other contemporary Swedish churches and, as a consequence, it is likely that that the church was built for the city congregation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 8, 295-302 p.
Ground-penetrating radar, Photogrammetry, Sweden, Church, Medieval, Sigtuna, Reconstruction
Research subject Archaeological Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-141065DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.06.012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-141065DiVA: diva2:1085591