The iPad is an ideal tool for field archaeology.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Virtually Educating People about the Past


This second week of January 2014 is start of the spring semester at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and we will continue our scanning of archaeological objects and animal bones.  Our 3D scanning efforts are designed to help us create virtual type collections, which can be used for identification, analysis, and public education.  Toward the last goal, I would like to highlight an article I received in the mail yesterday, written by Ashley McCuistion, our Digital Curation Supervisor and currently an undergraduate student at VCU.  Her article, entitled “Promoting the Past: The Educational Applications of 3D Scanning Technology in Archaeology” was published in the Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology 29:35-42. From her abstract,

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