The Southern Pacific Archaeological Research (SPAR) team recently carried out photogrammetry of the remains of a sod house in Wenita’s Allanton Forest block.

It is part of an ongoing investigation into ways to help mitigate damage to sod features within production forests after harvesting. Photogrammetry can be used to record archaeological features at risk of deterioration by preserving them as a digital model, using photographs as the input.

SPAR works with Wenita to ensure heritage features in our forests are protected during sustainable harvesting, although the long-term preservation of sod features presents several challenges.

The photograph above shows the sod wall remains from the house. Click here to view the model: