The Application of 3d Models to the Conservation Planning Process

Author(s): Mason Parody

Year: 2020


This is an abstract from the session entitled "Current Research at the Conservation Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The Conservation Research Lab at Texas A&M utilizes distinctive methods regarding the documentation and processing of ship's timbers in the early stages of conservation. This paper contrasts traditional approaches of recording timber dimensions, which rely on manual drafting techniques and less accurate digitization operations, with CRL’s production of 3D models created through laser scanning systems and the subsequent capabilities afforded by such models. We will address how 3D models and orthographically projected views of ships timbers are created and how these materials are used to streamline the recording of diagnostic features and the creation of conservation plans of ships timbers during the cleaning and pre-conservation process, as well as detailing the goals and methods of cleaning ships timbers for conservation.

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The Application of 3d Models to the Conservation Planning Process. Mason Parody. 2020 ( tDAR id: 456939)


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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 669