Hell Gap in 3D: Visualizing the Past on the Great Plains

Author(s): Alix Piven; Elizabeth Lynch

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Hell Gap at 60: Myth? Reality? What Has It Taught Us?" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Research at Hell Gap has incorporated a number of technological innovations since investigations began at the site in the early 1960s. Recent advances in digital techniques have spurred the rise of digital documentation and analysis in the field. Low-cost yet high-quality photogrammetric softwares such as Agisoft Photoscan have become powerful, non-invasive tools for data collection and presentation. This poster presents the rise of digital data collection at Hell Gap and the methodology used to create 3D models based on in situ artifacts and faunal remains. The scope of digital documentation at Hell Gap aims to explore the ways photogrammetric modeling and 3D imaging can be integrated into analytical techniques and in fostering public engagement.

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Hell Gap in 3D: Visualizing the Past on the Great Plains. Alix Piven, Elizabeth Lynch. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452201)

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Abstract Id(s): 25377