CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Photographic and video data

SND-ID: 2020-128

This study is part of the collection CHAQ 2020 - Cultural Heritage Antarctica

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonathan Westin - University of Gothenburg, Centre for Digital Humanities orcid

Gunnar Almevik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Conservation orcid

Description

The first Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901-1903), led by Otto Nordenskjöld, sailed to Antarctica on the ship Antarctic captained by CA Larsen, and established a research station on Snow Hill Island. There six members overwintered and performed paleontological, meteorological, geomagnetic and geological studies, while the rest of the expedition set sail for South Orkney.

After the winter, on the way back to Snow Hill Island, the Antarctic got stuck in the ice and sank. At this point, the expedition members were divided into three groups. One of these overwintered an extra year on Snow Hill Island, whereas the other two groups were forced to build stone huts in order to overwinter at Hope Bay and Paulet Island. An Argentinean vessel, the Corbeta Uruguay, rescued the expedition in November 1903.

CHAQ 2020 is an Argentinean-Swedish project with fieldwork in the area around the Antarctic Peninsula aiming to investigating and documenting the historical remains of the first Swedish South Polar expedition under the leadership of Otto Nordenskjöld 1901-1903. The material was collected in January an

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Language

English

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Contributor(s)

Kati Lindström - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Philosophy and History, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment orcid

Dag Avango - Luleå University of Technology, Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Division of Social Sciences orcid

Swedish National Heritage Board rorId

University of Gothenburg rorId

Luleå University of Technology rorId

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Commissioning organisation

Swedish National Heritage Board

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Time period(s) investigated

20th century–21th century

1902-01-01–2020-02-10

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Antarctica

Geographic description: The documentation was gathered at Snow Hill Island, Seymour Island (Marambio), and Hope Bay.

Publications

Almevik, G., Avango, D., Contissa, V., Fontana, P., Lindström, K., & Westin, J. (2021). Built cultural heritage in Antarctica : remains and uses of the first Swedish SouthPolar expedition 1901–1903. Riksantikvarieämbetet. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:raa:diva-6230
ISBN: 978-91-7209-891-6
URN: urn:nbn:se:raa:diva-6230

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Type of archaeological investigation

Watching brief, Archaeological field evaluation, Planning basis

Dataset 1
CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Panoramas

Description

The set consist of panoramas obtained from three scanning sessions with the Faro Focus m70 on January 12, 13 and 19, 2020 by Jonathan Westin. The original resolution of all but one is 20288 x 10144 pixels (one panorama has a resolution of 41434 x 20717 pixels). The outdoor panoramas were captured in early morning light on January 19 2020. Corresponding raw data point clouds in FLS-format for each of the scanning positions can be downloaded from the repository ”CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Spati

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Version 1

Citation

Jonathan Westin. University of Gothenburg, Centre for Digital Humanities (2021). <em>CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Panoramas</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/dnjh-0732">https://doi.org/10.5878/dnjh-0732</a>

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Data format / data structure

Still image

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonathan Westin - University of Gothenburg, Centre for Digital Humanities orcid

Type of archaeological remains

Feature , Buildings , Settlement remnants , Building remains

License

Creative Commons  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Dataset 2
CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Videos

Description

The videos were recorded using a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone. The videos were primarily captured to provide material for photogrammetric triangulation and the creation of a structure-from-motion model of the Winter station and the hill.

Version 1

Citation

Jonathan Westin. University of Gothenburg, Centre for Digital Humanities (2021). <em>CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Videos</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/eycr-0r16">https://doi.org/10.5878/eycr-0r16</a>

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Data format / data structure

Video

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonathan Westin - University of Gothenburg, Centre for Digital Humanities orcid

Type of archaeological remains

Buildings , Settlement remnants , Building remains

License

Creative Commons  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Dataset 3
CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Photographs

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Description

The photographs of the remains were shot with several different cameras between January 10-24. Gunnar Almevik’s photographs were shot with a Fujifilm X-T2, Dag Avango’s with a Nikon D800, and Jonathan Westin’s with both an iPhone XR and a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

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Citation

Jonathan Westin, Gunnar Almevik. University of Gothenburg, Centre for Digital Humanities (2021). <em>CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Photographs</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/4hwt-ej83">https://doi.org/10.5878/4hwt-ej83</a>

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Data format / data structure

Still image

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonathan Westin - University of Gothenburg, Centre for Digital Humanities orcid

Gunnar Almevik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Conservation orcid

License

Creative Commons  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Dataset 4
CHAQ2020 - Snow Hillön - Orthophotos

Description

The dataset includes orthophotos of the winter station's eastern façade, as well as the coastline both from above and from the west. The orthophotos were created with Agisoft Metashape and structure-from-motion photography taken with a DJI Phantom 4, and Fujifilm X-T2 camera between January 12 and 19, 2020.

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Citation

Jonathan Westin, Gunnar Almevik. University of Gothenburg, Centre for Digital Humanities (2021). <em>CHAQ2020 - Snow Hillön - Orthophotos</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/x6zd-7p61">https://doi.org/10.5878/x6zd-7p61</a>

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Data format / data structure

Still image

Geospatial

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonathan Westin - University of Gothenburg, Centre for Digital Humanities orcid

Gunnar Almevik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Conservation orcid

Type of archaeological remains

Feature , Buildings , Settlement remnants , Building remains

License

Creative Commons  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Published: 2021-03-02
Last updated: 2021-09-02