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Building a Virtual Bridge Connecting Indian Himalayan Archaeology with a Virginia University and the World

Author(s): Bernard Means ; Vinod Nautiyal ; Mohan Naithani ; Sudhir Nautiyal ; Akanksha Rai

Year: 2017

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The Virtual Curation Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, and the Archaeology Department of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna (HNB) Garhwal University, in Garhwal (Srinagar), India, have partnered to create three-dimensional (3D) models of artifacts and sculptures from the trans-Himalayan region of northern India. Many of these items are on display in the HNB Garhwal University Museum of Himalayan Archaeology and Ethnography. This partnership seeks to preserve these items, make them more widely available to researchers, and raise public awareness of the cultural heritage of the state of Uttarakhand. VCU students are drawing on 3D printing to create an exhibit that showcases this heritage to their fellow students and faculty.


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Building a Virtual Bridge Connecting Indian Himalayan Archaeology with a Virginia University and the World. Bernard Means, Vinod Nautiyal, Mohan Naithani, Sudhir Nautiyal, Akanksha Rai. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431658)


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