Faunal Identification Using 3D Scanning


Recent developments in 3D scanning and printing are increasingly being used in zooarchaeology. Our research takes the use of 3D technology further by attempting to develop a method that will enable the identification of bones based on 3D scans. This exploratory approach uses a series of standardized measurements on 3D scans of key skeletal elements to determine the statistical probability for the best fit of an unknown bone to known comparative materials. An example of this approach is shown in the 3D database generated on key elements of the guinea pig (Cavia porcellus), gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius), and rock dove (Columba livia).

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Faunal Identification Using 3D Scanning. Bruce Manzano, Thomas Royster, Bernard Means, George Crothers, Robert Selden Jr.. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443708)

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min long: -93.735; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -73.389; max lat: 39.572 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 22397