Marion Smeltzer and Beverly Chiarulli (retired) recently
published a Society for Historical Archaeology blog on their work with virtual
worlds and three-dimensional recording.
The blog, available through the Society for Historical
Archaeology website, summarizes Marion and Bev’s long-standing work on
reconstructing archaeological sites in digital environments so that they can be
accessed by a wide range of publics. The blog also details recent work to integrate
three-dimensional scans of structures into these virtual worlds. The 3-D scans
are made possible by a laser scanner that was acquired by a joint
Anthropology/History National Science Foundation grant. Ultimately, the goal is
to bring the 3-D scans to children and people unable to access the sites
through virtual reconstructions.
This blog was part of a week-long series on Public Archaeology.
Department of Anthropology