Description and analysis of El Fuerte de Samaipata in the light of new research, and a proposal of the relative chronology of its main elements

Jacek Kościuk, Giuseppe Orefici, Mariusz Ziółkowski, Anna Kubicka, Rosario Muñóz Risolazo



The study describes the results of the documentation of El Fuerte de Samaipata, a pre-Hispanic archaeological site in Bolivia on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It summarizes the most recent observations of the carvings on the rock of Samaipata, which, due to progressing erosion, are slowly vanishing. Thanks to modern documentation technologies, laser scanning, structural light scanning, digital photogrammetry, and advanced digital analysis of images and 3D models of the site, all.

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