3D to 2D to 3D ‘ The Reconstruction of the H.L Hunley’s Forward Crew Compartment

Author(s): Benjamin Rennison

Year: 2014


3D to 2D to 3D ‘ The reconstruction of the H.L Hunley’s Forward Crew Compartment.Since its recovery and excavation, archaeologists have employed advanced 3D measurement techniques to document the H.L Hunley submarine. The archaeological team has employed the traditional survey techniques such as; photography and illustration to record the vessel, and most notably, employed advanced techniques such as; 3D point measurement systems, laser scanning, color structured light scanning, and photogrammetry to collect accurate, high resolution data. Once the harvesting of information ceases what happens to the data? How is it presented and how can it be most usefully employed to assist archaeological interpretation? This presentation will focus on a physical 1:1 reconstruction of a section of the submarine using all the survey methods above and consider when is physical reconstruction more useful than solely employing 3D data?

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3D to 2D to 3D ‘ The Reconstruction of the H.L Hunley’s Forward Crew Compartment. Benjamin Rennison. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437260)

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PaperId(s): SYM-70,10