Disentangling the history of complex multi-phased shell beds based on the analysis of 3D point cloud data
Terrestrial laser scanning is documented as an innovative method to handle large paleontological data sets.
We present a GIS-based data set of a single Miocene shell bed with 10,283 manually outlined objects.
At least four phases of settlement, amalgamated in a single shell bed, are identified.
Alignment of elongate shells in dense shell beds may cause patches of orientations.
Post-event processes severely distort potential storm or tsunami patterns in shell beds within a few years.
Mathias Harzhauser, NHM
Ana Djuricic, TUW
Oleg Mandic, NHM
Martin Zuschin, UNI Wien
Peter Dorninger, 4D-IT
Clemens Nothegger, 4D-IT
Balázs Székely, TUW
Eetu Puttonen, FIG
Gábor Molnár, TUW
Norbert Pfeifer, TUW