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3-D Photo Modeling Applications in Underwater Archeology

Author(s): Brett Seymour

Year: 2015

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Recent advances in 3-D modeling technologies have entered the field of Archeology. The Submerged Resources Center (SRC) of the National Park Service has begun using this technology in the field of Underwater Archeology. Using the Autodesk program ReCap and underwater digital photography SRC photographers have been able to create 3-D models of discreet features and more recently of whole sites. This paper will introduce the technology of 3-D point clouds and compare the final products of the 3-D models to traditional underwater mapping methods as well a hybrid approach that combine previous methods and new technologies to map underwater archeological sites.

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3-D Photo Modeling Applications in Underwater Archeology. Brett Seymour. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434080)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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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