Virtual Public Archaeology: Using 3D Imaging and Printing to Engage, Educate, and Enthrall the Public
Three-dimensional (3D) modeling and printing are cutting-edge applications at the frontiers of archaeological data collection and dissemination. Recent advances in 3D modeling, coupled with reduced costs, provides broad access to these technologies, making them increasingly viable tools for archaeologists to share information not only with each other, but also with the public. Two case studies representing this type of public archaeology can be found in the separate efforts currently undertaken by the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Virtual Curation Laboratory and the Florida Public Archaeology Network. These efforts include laser scanning and photogrammetric rendering of artifacts or archaeological sites for public consumption, providing educational and research opportunities in 3D technology for archaeology students, and the integration of both 3D digital models and 3D printed replicas in educational and public outreach.
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Virtual Public Archaeology: Using 3D Imaging and Printing to Engage, Educate, and Enthrall the Public. Kevin A Gidusko, Bernard K. Means. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435564)
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