Hirofumi TERAMURA / Hiroshi YAMAGUCHI / Tomoyuki USAMI
(International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan)

Keywords: Dabusia Tepa, Excavation, Digital Documentation

Our project focuses on an archaeological site of Dabusia Tepa. It is the largest archaeological site next to the well-known site Afrasiab tepa in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, and one of the most important sites in Central Asia. It has always been one of the central city closely involved in cultural exchange and trade between the East and the West.
Excavation and documentation of Dabusia Tepa have been carried out for eight years, from 2005 to 2012, by Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Japanese research group of Archaeology. In this poster, we mainly intend to give a clear description of the results of this international joint research.
In the research, we used several kinds of techniques; data acquisition of remotely sensed image, application of GPS and total station for topographical survey, photogrammetric techniques, 3D scanning and so on. While each individual technique is not new, combining these ones is beneficial to documentation. So, on a basis of the exact combination, we carried out the continuous documentation of the excavation sites, finds, etc. The poster will show the detailed workflow and the result of it.
In addition, the project put an emphasis on sharing various kinds of the data captured with documentation and information extracted from them effectually, making the most of GIS. This point is essential to not only the archaeological study but also the work of Cultural Resources Management, and it is important that both researchers and the public are able to make use of the data (or information) according to their interest. We will also suggest the plan in this poster.