3D Learning at Kingsley Plantation and the St. Augustine Lighthouse: Incorporating 3D Technology Into FPAN Public Archaeology Outreach

Author(s): Kevin A Gidusko; Sarah Miller

Year: 2018

Summary

An important aspect of public archaeology efforts is the need to utilize new, innovative methods to engage a changing public. The use of 3D modeling and printing technology currently offers a novel approach to improve extant methods of public interaction. This paper discusses FPAN’s efforts to incorporate 3D technology into public outreach, especially via inclusion into curricula already in use by the network. "Investigating a Tabby Slave Cabin" and "Investigating a Light Station," part of Project Archaeology’s "Investigating Shelter" series and focusing on sites at Kingsley Plantation and St. Augustine respectively, serve as test cases for how 3D applications in public archaeology might serve to enhance interaction with today’s digital natives. FPAN staff generated models of artifacts and archaeological sites discussed in the lessons then created 3D replicas for hands-on learning. With new technological applications there are significant advantages, pitfalls, and ideas for future directions, which will be discussed here.

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3D Learning at Kingsley Plantation and the St. Augustine Lighthouse: Incorporating 3D Technology Into FPAN Public Archaeology Outreach. Kevin A Gidusko, Sarah Miller. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441887)

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