International Photogrammetry Workshop (May 7-10, 2018)

The course

This course is organised by the Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology (IBEAM) in collaboration with Alcudia Council (Mallorca) and Consortium  of the “Roman site of Pollentia”.

Photogrammetry is becoming popular recording techniques in fields of archaeology. This new quick and user friendly technique allows archaeologists to create 3D digital models of archaeological sites. Once real-scale 3D digital model of the site is generated, archaeologists can extract various archaeological information from the 3D models. Throughout this intensive photogrammetry course, students shall learn 1) methods to create accurate 1:1 scale photogrammetric models on various study subjects and 2) methods to use photogrammetric data for various archaeological analysis. After this course, all students shall be ready to apply photogrammetric recording on their own archaeological researches.

Application Form


Application Form


Alcúdia  is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. It is the main tourist centre in the North of Majorca on the eastern coast. It is a large resort popular with families. Most of the hotels are located in Port d’Alcúdia and Platja d’Alcúdia along the 14 km long beach that stretches all the way to Can Picafort.

In Alcúdia the old town is well preserved with houses dating back to the 13th century. The old town is surrounded by a medieval wall.

Dr. Kotaro Yamafune

Kotaro Yamafune received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Hosei University in Tokyo in 2006. He entered the Nautical Archaeology Program in the Anthropology Department at Texas A&M University in September 2009 and received his Master of Arts degree in August 2012. He continued his studies in the Texas A&M University Nautical Archaeology Program and earned his doctorate in May 2016. His research interests include shipbuilding in Medieval Europe and the European Age of Discovery, and ship reconstruction both manually and through the use of digital tools such as 3D modeling software. He also focuses on photogrammetric recording of submerged cultural heritage, including shipwreck sites. He also expands his study interest to museology for nautical and maritime archaeology. In September 2016, he founded A.P.P.A.R.A.T.U.S. LLC. and became its president. Currently he is helping both terrestrial and underwater archaeological projects and providing workshops in many countries using his skills of photogrammetry.


Course format

  • The minimum number of participant required to guarantee the course realisation is 5.
  • The maximum number of participant will be 12.
  • Non-previous experience in the use of photogrammetry is required.
  • The participants may to bring their own laptop.

Fees: 400€

Included in the fees:

  • Accommodation in a double room in Can Domènech, main building Consortium of the Roman archaeological site of ‘Pollentia’ at Alcudia (Mallorca) (6 nights – Entry on Sunday 6th and departure on Friday 11th of May).
  • Breakfast and lunch (4 days).
  • Guided visit to the Roman archaeological site of “Pollentia”.


  • Application: Express your interest into participate to this course filling and send the application form Application Form to cursos@ibeam.es
  • Confirmation: you will receive an email confirming your participation.
  • Formal inscription: The accepted participants have 3 days to make effective the fees payment.


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