Magnetic Models: Creating an Interpretive Model of Civil War Case Shot

Author(s): Janene W Johnston; Mariana Zechini

Year: 2017


3D modeling has been successfully incorporated into the realm of public outreach and interpretation. The ability to virtually access and manipulate artifacts and monuments allows people to interact with the object where they are incapable of doing so. Creating replicas also provides a hands-on experience by permitting onsite visitors to examine and hold certain objects, including the more delicate cross-mended materials. This project utilizes magnets in an attempt to connect the plastic replicas of three shell fragments found at a Civil War Battlefield in Florida. The large fragments were found during a survey of the battlefield in a linear pattern, prompting crewmembers to piece them back together. The successful matches encouraged project members to experiment with photogrammetry and 3D modeling. The finished model will then be given to the state park as an interpretive tool for visitors.

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Magnetic Models: Creating an Interpretive Model of Civil War Case Shot. Janene W Johnston, Mariana Zechini. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435597)

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 713