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The Panther Cave Digital Documentation and Visualization Project

Author(s): Christopher Goodmaster ; Erin Helton

Year: 2015

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Recent digital documentation efforts at Panther Cave (41VV83) have yielded a detailed record of current site conditions and provide a wealth of geospatial data pertinent to the prehistoric art preserved at the site. Three-dimensional laser scanning (LiDAR) and digital photogrammetry were integrated to record a highly accurate digital model of the rockshelter and its immediate environment. This documentation effort provides a robust corpus of data for use in the digital visualization, analysis, and management of the site. This presentation will provide an update of continuing efforts to digitally reconstruct the surrounding Lower Pecos landscape and semi-arid environment of the site. In addition, issues involving the curation and archiving of large digital datasets will be discussed.

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The Panther Cave Digital Documentation and Visualization Project. Christopher Goodmaster, Erin Helton. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395174)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America