3D Imaging in Remote Areas, Rainforests, and Other Hostile Environments: Investigating Identity and Interaction in Eastern Honduras
Author(s): Christopher Begley
Ancient eastern Honduran populations utilized foreign symbols in limited elite contexts, such as site planning and architecture, but most elements of material culture reflect clear connections to Lower Central America. Iconography seen in petroglyphs appears significantly different from that seen in other media, and may yield additional information and insights into identity formation and interactions within the region. For many reasons, these petroglyphs have not been extensively studied. While some of the petroglyphs are easily visible, many are highly eroded, hard to access, and difficult to identify, document and interpret. Recent work in high resolution 3D imaging using rugged and portable structured light illumination systems may offer an inexpensive solution to identifying, documenting, and interpreting these important symbols in remote areas or hostile environments.
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3D Imaging in Remote Areas, Rainforests, and Other Hostile Environments: Investigating Identity and Interaction in Eastern Honduras. Christopher Begley. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445134)
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