The use of drones is spreading over the world. Is well known its use in military operations without risk for the soldiers. But that is not its only use. Increasingly, its easy and cheap management and its versatility is given it a great boost on the application of technology in several researching fields. The archaeology is not an exception.
Using the tools of virtual reality and photogrammetry, it allows to take pictures to make hypothesis safer, easier and cheaper than using a plane.
In this article the author explains an interesting application of drones on the industrial archaeology in order to make industrial building hypothesis and reconstructions, and to establish its geometrical and topographical parameters.
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Alex Santana, VIRTUALARCHAEOBLOG