Tutorial for the archeoViz application (R package)

Data download and upload

  • Chose and download one of these datasets :
    • Madjedebe (Paleolithic site, Australia), 9136 objects,
    • Bilzingsleben (Paleolithic site, Germany), 2439 objects and 61 refits
  • Open an archeoViz online instance:
  • Use the “Input data” tab to load the table(s)


  • Explore the 4 types of visualisation: 3D, map, Sections X and Y.
  • Display a map of all the remains.
  • Display a north-south section of the site (width = 50 cm, anywhere in the site)

Selections and export functions

Launch the “Cassenade” archeoViz instance and display the following selections:

  • A 3D view of “upper part” layer.
  • A map of the coprolithes remains between z=50 and z=100.
  • Export this map as a SVG file.
  • A 3D view of the faunal remains in the “upper part” layer.
  • A Section view of the refittings in X.
  • A Section view of the “silex” (=flint) remains and their refittings relationships.
  • Create a 3D visualisation that include three types of remains only; export it as an HTML file. Open it with a web browser.

Data analysis

Embedded methods

Explore the three methods included in the archeoViz application.

  1. In the “Map” tab, study the density of the spatial distribution of
    • all the remains
    • one type of remains only
    • deux types of remains in 1 layer only
  2. In the “3D plot” tab, display
    • the convex hull by layer
    • the convex hull of one type of remains.
  3. In the “3D plot” tab, display the regression surfaces by layer.

Export to external applications

Launch one of these instances:

  • Cassenade”, Upper Paleolithic site
  • MNK Skull T3”, Lower Paleolithic site
  • Select the “object_type” (for Cassenade) or the “object_subtype” variable (for MNK Skull)
  • In the “Statistics” tab, export the selected data set to the available software:
    • Seriograph, for seriation
    • AMADO, for seriation and classification
    • explor, for Correspondence analysis

The archeoViz Portal

  • Open the archeoViz Portal
  • Search the datasets related to sites located in Germany
  • Search the datasets related to Neolithic sites

More advanced use: Data formatting

  • Download the Camiac dataset (Paleolithic site, France), 1425 objects
  • Read the “Data Format” in the Guidelines tab
  • Edit the Camiac table with a spreadsheet editor to adapt it to the archeoViz format
  • Load the dataset in an archeoViz online instance.

Citer ce billet
Sébastien Plutniak (2023, 28 novembre). Tutorial for the archeoViz application (R package). archeoViz. Data visualization in archaeology. Consulté le 14 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/bd87

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