3D Scanning

Dr. Zac Selden has been doing a lot of 3D scanning with one of our own faculty, Katy Putsavage.  Although initially the focus was on pottery from the Miles Collection, he was kind enough to take on some Paleoindian artifacts from the Clovis type-site as well.  These files not only look pretty but will assist in research and allow data to be efficiently shared.

The files are huge so this only works well with high band-width but are definitely worthwhile.

Let us know what you think.  I’ll be adding more information to the artifacts as time permits.


About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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One Response to 3D Scanning

  1. Ben Swadley says:


    The 3D scan is pretty neat. As a flint knapper, it interests me a great deal because I seldom, if ever get the chance to examine a real Clovis or a cast. The shadow effect is a real asset to the program. For instance, it allowed me to see the shape of the center ridge or rather the convex nature of the point. I wondered if the thickness was accurate, but I assumed so. Thanks for posting.

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