Happy new year!!
My last 3D archaeology post was quite popular so I have decided to start the year with some more 3D archaeology links.
- A Popular Mechanics article on the use of 3D modelling in archaeology: This article discusses 3D modelling in archaeology, its advantages and some examples of 3D modelling in archaeology. Additionally it summarises some uses of GIS in archaeology.
- Recent news on how the latest 3D modelling experiment: This article discusses a 3D modelling experiment that reveals how the sun would have lined up with an Egyptian obelisk and the famed Ara Pacis in ancient Rome and disproves the theories of Edmund Buchner.
- 3D modelling of Uruk: An article on the determination of building materials used to build the the ancient Babylonian city and the 3D model created on it.
- Gaming software being used to model Roman villa: This is a short article summarising the Digital Hadrian’s Villa project which focuses on creating a 3D model of an Italian world heritage site (website also contains a nice art database) .
- A blog post on using 3D replicas for public archaeology: This blog post describes a student’s experience in the Virtual Curation Laboratory and how 3D models of archaeological artefacts were used for preservation as well as printed (using a 3D printer) in order to teach younger students about certain aspects of archaeology.
- A blog on a Digital Media and Animation graduate’s love for Architectural and Historical Design and Visualization: The blog focuses on the writer’s personal experiences of modelling historical buildings.
- Archaeology for the public: This web-site links to a list of other web-sites providing virtual 3D tours through archaeological sites. It’s pretty awesome, go check it out.