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Digital Preservation and 3D Technology Strategies for the Management, Protection, and Interpretation of the Only Existing American Revolutionary War Tunnel: Developments from the 3D Documentation Project at Ninety Six National Historic Site, South Carolina

Author(s): Travis Doering ; Margo Schwadron ; Lori Collins

Year: 2015

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New strategies for archeological preservation and interpretation are emerging from collaborative research occurring within our Nation’s National Park Service (NPS) System. This paper shares results from a dangerous and challenging underground confined space archeological project documenting a Revolutionary War Era tunnel system as part of cooperative work between the University of South Florida and the NPS Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC). Using digital imaging, terrestrial laser scanning, and aerial LiDAR combined with remote sensing and GPS survey, researchers documented, prepared conditional analysis, and developed public interpretation methods that extend management, preservation, and engagement potentials that yield insight into important historical events in our Nation's history. Three-dimensional survey allows critical assessment of tunnel construction and conditions, and data are being used to create virtual models and replicas for display and educational purposes. Augmented Reality (AR), 3D Printing, and Virtual Reality (VR) models are also allowing for new and engaging teaching methods that bring our Nation’s Parks to life in the classroom and beyond.

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Digital Preservation and 3D Technology Strategies for the Management, Protection, and Interpretation of the Only Existing American Revolutionary War Tunnel: Developments from the 3D Documentation Project at Ninety Six National Historic Site, South Carolina. Travis Doering, Lori Collins, Margo Schwadron. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396043)


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min long: -84.067; min lat: 36.031 ; max long: -72.026; max lat: 43.325 ;

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