Developing an Immersive Experience of the Past

Author(s): Benjamin Van Alstyne

Year: 2018


As archaeologists, we are looking for ways to engage the public and help them learn about the past and human diversity. Using photogrammetry, photospheres, and digital 3D modelling, this project creates an immersive experience through Virtual Reality (VR) for the public to learn about the Ancestral Puebloan people. This poster demonstrates an interactive public outreach effort that can be replicated by universities and museums, with limited budgets, to convey their research. It is a straightforward endeavor of utilizing the proliferation of accessible smartphones, the increasingly popular and affordable VR technology (i.e., $15 google cardboard), and social media. Therefore, archaeologists can utilize this technology to provide information to a broader audience.

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Developing an Immersive Experience of the Past. Benjamin Van Alstyne. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442592)

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min long: -124.365; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -93.428; max lat: 41.902 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 21612