Institut für Raumbezogene Informations- und Messtechnik
Hochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences

Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Anja Cramer

Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Anja Cramer

School of Technology –
Geoinformatics and Surveying
Room: C2.20
Phone: +49 6131-628-1485
Fax: +49 6131-628-91485


  • – Wissenschaftliche Angestellte des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums


    • – 3D
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Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Anja Cramer
+49 6131-628-1485
+49 6131-628-91485
Wissenschaftliche Angestellte des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums


Zwischen dem RGZM und dem i3mainz besteht seit mehr als 20 Jahren eine enge Zusammenarbeit, die seit April 1997 im Projekt „Informationstechnik und Archäologie“ organisiert ist.
Das am RGZM laufende Projekt untersucht die Hafenstadt Ainos an der Nordägäis in antiker und byzantinischer Zeit.


Terrain difficulty as a relevant proxy for objectifying mobility patterns and economic behaviour in the Aurignacian of the Middle Danube region: the case of Stratzing (Austria)



The Exploitation of Raw Materials in Prehistory: Sourcing, Processing and Distribution

This paper addresses the factors that conditioned the choices in lithic resource procurement for tool making at the Late Aurignacian site of Stratzing-Galgenberg (Austria), based on the lithic assemblage from the main area of the site. The raw materials used in the analysed assemblage are varied and partly relate to various local and non-local proveniences. The importance of non-local flint in the assemblage contradicts the distance decay model according to which the amount of a given raw material decreases with the increasing distance from its source. Drawing on the approach developed recently by Lucy Wilson, we examine the predictive ability of “source attractiveness” with respect to terrain difficulty and energy expenditure to understand why some sources were used more than others, using a Geographic Information System (GIS). Our results indicate that terrain difficulty and mobility costs matter and have a better predictive ability than Euclidean distance alone to explain assemblage variability in the Aurignacian of the Middle Danube region.

3D-Scanning und virtuelle 3D-Modelle zur UnterstĂĽtzung der Untersuchung und virtuellen Rekonstruktionen des Grabmals von Frankfurt am Main - Zeilsheim



P. Fasold, A. Hampel, M. Scholz, M. Tabaczek, Der römische Bestattungsplatz von Frankfurt am Main - Zeilsheim. Grabbau und Gräber der provinzialen Oberschicht

Grabungen 2014 innerhalb der Befestigung auf dem Kapellenberg bei Hofheim am Taunus




Die Mühlenkaskade von Ephesos. Technikgeschichtliche Studien zur Versorgung einer spätantiken bis frühbyzantinischen Stadt.



Monographien RGZM

Dissemination Design of a 3D Documented Archaeological Feature in Ephesos.
COSCH e-Bulletin

The paper presents different forms of documentation of a Late Antique and Early Byzantine water-powered workshop and milling complex in what is commonly known as Terrace House 2 in Ephesos, Turkey. The entire complex was documented by means of 3D laser scanning in 2009 and 2010. Geometrical data were processed and used in the form of a point cloud in the archaeological analysis. Narrow parts, complex structures, and small rooms of the well-preserved feature were surveyed efficiently using a 3D laser scanner. Additionally, panoramic images were captured. They offered the possibility to colour the point cloud, thus helping to identify and understand the feature better in the model. The developed consistent 3D point cloud of the entire feature provided the spatial data for analyses, reconstructions and technical drawings, such as ground plots and sectional views for publications.
In order to address specific questions, e.g. to determine the course of the chute, or the size and position of the water-wheels, it was essential to be able to work with complete geometric data. For that purpose the data were exported from original files, using a free software plugin, and made usable in an internet browser. The interface is easy to operate and allows measurement and marking of 3D distances and coordinates of single points, within one scanner position. These can be saved and exchanged. In addition, using this technique a selection of the 3D data will be made available to the general user.

Vermessungs- und Dokumentationsarbeiten im Bergland der Krim



Die Höhensiedlungen im Bergland der Krim





Ausweitung der Forschungen zur Michelsberger Kultur im Rhein-Main-Gebiet



Hessen Archäologie 2010

Geometrische Dokumentation von WT1 und WT2 in Ephesos



Die byzantinische Steinsäge von Ephesos

Spatial data for large size archaeological projects - an example
CAA Conference 2010 -Fusion of the Cultures- XXXVIII Annual Conference on Computer Application and Quantative Methods in Archaeology

Die WassermĂĽhlen von Ephesos



Forum 2.10 - Das Magazin der Fachhochschule Mainz

Die byzantinische Steinsäge in Ephesos / Türkei
Denkmä - Industriearchäologie, Tagungsband des interdisziplinären Kolloquiums vom 5. bis 7. November 2008 in Essen

Documentation of Medieval Caves in Southern Crimea (Ukraine) Using Hybrid Data Sources



Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2007)

The subject of this article is the geometric documentation of more than 500 caves cut into the soft rock of the plateau of Eski-Kermen, a medieval settlement on the highlands of the south-western Crimea. The types of caves and carved surface areas vary from very simple to extensive ones. A large number of traces and objects were recorded as basis for the understanding of the use of the caves, which were modified throughout the centuries until recent times. The aim of our sub-project is to develop a comprehensive system of effective geometric and archaeological documentation for further studies of cave settlements.