Paul Docherty

Digital Archaeology : 3D Digital Historical Reconstruction

I am a freelance Digital Archaeologist specialising in photogrammetry and various 3D capture methods having spent over 30 years in this field both commercially and as a lecturer teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

My research interests focus on historical reconstruction and when not teaching or working on material for the Amarna3D project I am usually experimenting in the field of photogrammetry, the digital 3D reconstruction of various historical sites, or doing archaeological research. A number of my active interests are shown below. Please click through to find out more.

M47.4 – An Amarna House

M47.4 – An Amarna House

3D Reconstruction of M47.4 based on The Three-Dimensional Form of the Amarna House (pp. 123-152), by Dr. Kate Spence. View facing south west. Just a quick update. I've been spending a few days building a model of M47.4 based on the research of Dr Kate Spence, Division...

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February Update

February Update

Quick update on work done through February. Began working on a reconstruction of the house of General Ramose (P47.19) general layout done for ground floor. Still deliberating the upper rooms. Began blocking out the walls, ramps, and stairs for the Great Palace. I will...

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Historical Reconstruction

Examples of some of the 3D historical reconstruction work I have completed to date.

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Projects / Experiments

I work across a range of historical periods and geographical locations experimenting on different ways of reconstructing artefacts and locations through drone photography, on-site surveying and cloud sourced photogrammetry. I use a mixture of automated reconstruction and traditional manual editing (sculpting) to refine models. These are combined with techniques used within the games industry to optimise, enhance and display work in a variety of formats.

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The Hollar - Parsons Map of Inishowen (Ireland) sculpted in 3D
Burt Castle (NW Ireland) once belonging to the O'Doherty clan. 3D reconstruction.
Carrickabraghey Castle site, Inishowen (NW Ireland) once belonging to the O'Doherty clan. 3D reconstruction.