Sanctuary of the Iberian Oppidum of Puente Tablas

Iberian oppidum

Aerial view of the Sanctuary of the Iberian oppidum of Puente Tablas

Location: Jaen, Spain

Institute: University of Jaen, Andalusian Centre for Iberian Archaeology (UJA-CAAI)

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The oppidum of Puente Tablas is located 3km from Jaén (Spain). It is one of the most relevant examples of the culture of the Iberians (VI-I ct. b. C.). Undoubtedly it is an example of unique sanctuary in the Iberian Peninsula at the time of the Iberians. According to the Attic red-figure ceramics, it is dated in the first half of the fourth century b. C. The sanctuary covers an area of 300 m2 and it is divided into three terraces partially flag-stoned. The ÿrst terrace consists of cella, antecella and courtyard with the entrance at sanctuary. The second terrace is notable for having a second floor on a side room and especially for the existence to the west of four small caves, three of them in front of a platform with three small holes (probably an altar for libations) with a possible oracular function. The third terrace only has one room, while the rest of the space must be open and connected with a small channel crossing the sanctuary in north-south direction.

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Image-Based - Traditional Photogrammetry & Dense Cloud Photogrammetry. The data acquisition using photogrammetry require less time and less investment in equipment than others techniques.

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Canon EOS 40D & GoPro Hero 3

Modelling Software

Modelling Software

Agisoft Photoscan

Model usU

Model Use
  • Researchers 
  • Teaching both high school  and University
  • Dissemination of the culture  of the Iberians
  • Archaeological routes 

Processing Pipeline

Processing Pipeline

Photo Acquisition (250 photos) with coordinates for geo-referencing - Processing pictures (light but ÿrst image of tripod is wrong correction, conversion to HDR). - Selection of photos providing better performance when generating the model. - Orientation of photos using Agisoft Photoscan. - Generation of a disperse point cloud with Agisoft Photoscan (total points: 283,157) - Generation of a dense point cloud with Agisoft Photscan (total points: 24,234,925) - Generation of mesh from the dense cloud of points (polygons: 4,866,134) - Through this process we obtain a high resolution 3d model without photographic texture, ideal for viewing on landing pages such as 3dHOP. The simpliÿed model is obtained (decimate mesh), reducing the mesh to a maximum of 300000 polygons. We apply to this simplified model the photographic texture for conversion to 3DPDF model. 

Online Delivery

Online Delivery

3DPDF - Conversion to 3D-PDF produces a format that is easy to handle. 3D-PDF has been widely accepted as the presentation format, because it allows encapsulation and presentation of 3D models with contextual information and links that supply a range of visual angles on the models. Also, this is software compatible with the main operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, Linux). _resource_3dicons/6105 


Licence for Dataset
Creative Commons

Creative Commons - Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives.