3D Recordation and Visualization of Ft Casimir, New Castle, DE

Author(s): Brian Crane

Year: 2022


This is an abstract from the session entitled "More than Pots and Pipes: New Netherland and a World Made by Trade" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Three-dimensional recordation and visualization formed an important part of the work of documentation and interpretation at the 17th-century site of Fort Casimir in New Castle, DE. Part of the work funded by the New Castle Historical Society through an American Battlefield Protection Program Grant included recording site excavations completed in 2019 through photogrammetry. The photogrammetry work created a detailed 3D model of the excavations using over 700 digital photographs. This model was georeferenced using bench marks within the excavations supporting generation of a georeferenced orthomosaic image for use within GIS applications. The model also provided the foundation for a virtual reconstruction of how the fort would have appeared based on a 1655 drawing and other sources. The model and virtual reconstruction are shared on the internet in a form that allows the viewer to manipulate the model and see the relationship between archaeological features and elements of the reconstructed fort.

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3D Recordation and Visualization of Ft Casimir, New Castle, DE. Brian Crane. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Philadelphia, PA. 2022 ( tDAR id: 469428)


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