Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754


Advanced technologies for archaeological documentation: Patara case

Feray Ergincan1, Alper Çabuk2*, UÄŸur Avdan2 and Muammer Tün2
1Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Anadolu University, EskiÅŸehir, Turkey. 2Institute of Satellite and Space Research Institute, Anadolu University, EskiÅŸehir, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 August 2010
  •  Published: 18 September 2010


The documentation of cultural heritage has been ongoing for several decades. In parallel with the progress of technology, the conventional techniques are slowly being replaced with more advanced ones. In particular, the advances in digital photogrammetry and laser scanning systems present significant improvements and opportunities for those working in this field. Hurmalik Bath and Palestra Complex reside in Patara Archeological Site within Kalkan County of Antalya province. This article presents brief information about the Hurmalik Bath of the site, and the advanced technologies used in the documentation.


Key words: Archaeological documentation, cultural heritage management, geographical information system, laser scanning, Patara, photogrammetry.