CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Spatial data

SND-ID: 2020-129

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)

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

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

Luleå University of Technology rorid

Swedish National Heritage Board rorid

University of Gothenburg 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 South Polar expedition 1901–1903 (accepted manuscript). Visby: Swedish National Heritage Board (Riksantikvarieämbetet).
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Type of archaeological investigation

Watching brief, Archaeological field evaluation, Planning basis

Dataset 1
CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Spatial data

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Associated documentation

Description

The scanning of the interiors of the winter station took place on the 12th and 13th of January 2020. In total, point clouds from 31 different positions were collected, ranging between 150 and 500 million points per scan. In addition to all the raw files, seven key positions have been processed and are available in full resolution through the repository and as previews below. The interior scans have also been registrered and combined into two point clouds, one for the ground floor and one for the

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Version 1

Citation

Jonathan Westin, Gunnar Almevik. University of Gothenburg, Centre for Digital Humanities (2021). <em>CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Spatial data</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/6m3n-1124">https://doi.org/10.5878/6m3n-1124</a>

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Data format / data structure

Geospatial

3D

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)
Dataset 2
CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Raw data

Description

This dataset collects the raw scanning data from the Faro Focus m70, and the photosets which the structure-from-motion models were based upon.

Version 1

Citation

Jonathan Westin, Gunnar Almevik. University of Gothenburg, Centre for Digital Humanities (2021). <em>CHAQ2020 - Snow Hill Island - Raw data</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/c9ts-2d41">https://doi.org/10.5878/c9ts-2d41</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)
Published: 2021-03-02