Huastec urban site and monuments in Tamtoc (Mexico)

Project partners: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP)
Archaeological site manager: Estela Martinez Mora, Guillermo Cordova Tello
Documented: 28.09.-05.10.2013

Upon invitation by Prof. Dr. Peter Kröfges of the University of San Luis Potosí (Mexico) and the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH; Estela Martinez Mora), the team worked on two Precolumbian (Huastec) sites within the vicinity of the rural towns Aquismón (site of Tambaque) and Tamuín (site of Tamtoc). The sites were filmed from above using two of our Archaeocopter UAVs and 3D models were reconstructed from the imagery.
Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:



A report (in German) can be found on the German news site Spiegel Online. There exists also a TRAILER.


Veruda (Croatia)

Project partner: International Centre for Underwater Archaeology, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Excavation leader: Luka Bekić (ICUA), Roman Scholz (DAI)
Documented: 04.04.-10.04.2016

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:


Mondsee (Austria)

Project partner: Kuratorium Pfahlbauten
Documentation leader: Cyril Dworsky
Documented: 26.10.-29.10.2017


Documented: 30.03.-02.04.2017


Documented: 29.04.-01.05.2016

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:

This campaign was documented for the ARD television show "W wie Wissen" and is available here.


Punta di Zambrone (Italy)

Project partner: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Universita Federico II in Neapel [website]
Excavation leader: PD Dr. Reinhard Jung, Prof. Marco Pacciarelli
Documented: 09.03.-13.03.2014

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:

In addition to the presentation of the project at the conference, we again created a small video for participation in the video contest: TRAILER 2014.


Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

Project partner: New York University [website]
Excavation leader: Dr. Sören Stark
Documented: 31.07.-09.08.2014

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:

We documented 13 prospection areas in less than 5 days.


Kerlingarfjöll (Iceland)

Project partner: Giancarlo Gianazza [website]
Excavation leader: Dr. Hansjörg Thaler [website]
Documented: 09.07.-17.07.2015


Documented: 09.07.-13.07.2014

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:


Some impressions of the Archaeocopter team at work in Iceland in July 2014: TRAILER 2014.


Pompeji (Italy)

Project partner: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Documented: 14.03.2014

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:


Ulaan Bator (Mongolia)

Project partner: PD. Dr. Jürgen Hofmann [website], Leibniz Institut für Gewässerökölogie und Binnenfischerei
Documented: 22.08.-02.09.2015

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:



Naqsh-e Rostam/Persepolis (Iran)

Documentation leader: Alexander Haferland
Documented: 26.10.2017

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:


Annaberg-Buchholz (Germany)

Project partner: Archaeological Heritage Office in Saxony
Documentation leader: Christoph Schubert
Documented: 20.07.2016


Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:

This campaign was documented for the ARD television show "W wie Wissen" and is available here.


Galeriestraße in Dresden (Germany)

Project partner: Archaeological Heritage Office in Saxony
Excavation leader: Susanne Schöne, M. A.
Documented: 10.01.2014


Documented: 20.08.2013

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:



Documented: 02.08.2013


Documented: 22.05.2013


Documented: 24.04.2013

More details (in German) to the historical background presented by Niklaas Görsch.


Coral reef in Surin Islands (Thailand)

Documentation leader: André Knuth
Documented: 28.02.2016


Zwischenahner Meer in Niedersachsen (Germany)

Project partner: Niedersächsisches Institut für historische Küstenforschung
Excavation leader: Dr. Svea Mahlstedt
Documented: 03.03.2016


Stone quarry in Kamenz (Germany)

Documentation test area (first diving test with poseidon-explorer)
Documented: 23.09.2017


Documentation test area (depth test 53 meter)
Documented: 07.09.2016


Documentation test area
Documented: 08.02.2016


My Son, cluster of Hindu temples around 50 km southwestern of Hoi An (Vietnam)

Documentation leader: Tom Rößiger
Documented: 18.09.2016


Cave painting of White Lady in Brandberg Massif (Namibia)

Project partner: Prof. Dr. Uwe Jeschke
Documentation leader: Prof. Dr. Martin Oczipka
Documented: 25.09.2016


Cave painting in Messlingen (Sweden)

Documentation test area
Documented: 25.07.2016


Reconstruction of CNN moderator Nick Glass (Germany)

Within the context of filming the archaeocopter crew for the CNN tv show "Make Create Innovate", a full 3d model of the moderator Nick Glass was produced.
Documented: 25.07.2016

How this drone is trying to take people back in time , CNN International, Make Create Innovate, 2016


Monitoring of wind turbines (Germany)

Project partner: Alexander Haferland
Documented: 25.05.2017


Open cast mining in Vereinigtes Schleenhain, MIBRAG (Germany)

Project partner: Frank-Peter Reetz, MIBRAG
Documented: 30.10.2015

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:


Open cast mining in Reichwalde, Vattenvall (Germany)

Project partner: Archaeological Heritage Office in Saxony
Excavation leader: Dr. Wolfgang Ender (e-mail to wolfgang.ender(at)lfa.sachsen.de)
Documented: 11.02.2014


Documented: 18.12.2013


Zwinger in Dresden (Germany)

Project partner: Archaeological Heritage Office in Saxony
Excavation leader: Dr. Hartmut Olbrich
Documented: 14.11.2013

Documented: 06.11.2013

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:


Obertorplatz in Dippoldiswalde (Germany)

Project partner: Archaeological Heritage Office in Saxony
Excavation leader: Matthias Schubert, M. A.
Documented: 06.09.2013


Friedruchsruhe in Mecklenburg Vorpommern (Germany)

Project partner: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Excavation leader: Komp Rainer, M. A.
Documented: 14.01.2015


Plauen (Germany)

Project partner: Archaeological Heritage Office in Saxony
Documented: 04.09.2014

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:


B95 bei Leipzig (Germany)

Project partner: Archaeological Heritage Office in Saxony
Documented: 20.08.2013

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:


Schlossplatzquartier in Freiberg (Germany)

Project partner: Archaeological Heritage Office in Saxony
Excavation leader: Dr. Daniela Gräf
Documented: 29.05.2013

Kindly supported by Neurocopter-Teams (Freie Universität Berlin).

Documented: 10.04.2013

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:

More details (in German) to the historical background presented by Niklaas Görsch.


Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin (Germany)

Project partner: Dr. Heinrich Mallison, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity at the Humboldt University Berlin
Documented: 24.03.2014

Here are impressions of some parts of the reconstructed 3d models:


Public events

Präsentation am Tag der offenen Tür, HTW Dresden, 12.01.2017


Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, HTW Dresden, Dresden, 10.06.2016


Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften mit Unterstützung der Firma THIENEL Dental, HTW Dresden, Dresden, 03.07.2015


Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften mit Unterstützung der Firma THIENEL Dental, HTW Dresden, Dresden, 04.07.2014


Präsentation am Dies Academicus, HTW Dresden, 04.06.2014


Präsentation am Tag der offenen Tür, HTW Dresden, 12.04.2014


Präsentation am Tag der offenen Tür, HTW Dresden, 09.01.2014


FUTRA, Science Slam, Die Hamburger Forschungsnacht der Mobilität, Kühne Logistics University (KLU), Hamburg, 27.09.2013

The Future Transport Night was part of the FUTRA event that took place in Hamburg on 27th September 2013. More than 100 researchers from 35 cities presented their exhibits from the fields of aviation, logistics and mobility. As part of the opening event hosted by the Kühne Logistics University (KLU), the Archaeocopter team gave an introduction to the current state of research with a live demonstration at the Science Slam.

Tag des offenen Denkmals, Landesamt für Archäologie Sachsen, Galeriestraße in Dresden/Sachsen, 08.09.2013


Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften mit Unterstützung des Landesamtes für Archäologie Sachsen, HTW Dresden, Dresden, 05.07.2013


Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 08.06.2013

German page with more images.

Präsentation am Tag der offenen Tür, HTW Dresden, 23.03.2013


Archaeocopter on the road

Konferenzbeitrag, 6th ICACH 2013, Athen/Greece, 22.-25.10.2013


Grabungsdokumentation, INAH, Autonome Universität von Sans Luis Potosi, Tamtoc/Mexiko, 28.09.-07.10.2013

Project partners