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Archaeology, Accessibility and 3D Imaging

Author(s): Hillary Kiazyk

Year: 2017

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The recent incorporation of 3D imaging into the field of archaeology has opened many doors with regards to accessibility of archaeological materials. While this promotes research by inviting a much broader research discussion, it also poses questions of ownership of materials. This poster will explore new ways that archaeologists, descendant communities and people of the general public are now interacting with archaeological materials as well as some of the challenges, benefits and problems associated with these platforms. This poster will examine the effects of 3D scanning and printing, 3D social media platforms such as Sketchfab and legal implications of this wide availability of cultural history on the field. It will also explore the ways in which this technology is being used and could be used in the future to make archaeology more accessible.

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Archaeology, Accessibility and 3D Imaging. Hillary Kiazyk. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430107)


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Abstract Id(s): 17219

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