Category Archives: Historic Preservation

Rock Art Documented in 3D

Archaeologists at the University of York have undertaken pioneering scans of the highest prehistoric rock art paintings of animals in Europe. Studying the rock paintings of Abri Faravel, a rock shelter in the Southern French Alps 2,133m above sea level, … Continue reading

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Chimney Rock

A group of researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder want to make it possible for everyone to virtually walk through the ancient dwellings at Chimney Rock National Monument as the ancient pueblo people did. Their work is part of … Continue reading

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Saving the HMS Victory with Laser Scanning

A very popular tourist attraction in the UK is collapsing under its own weight. HMS Victory, Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, needs 136 metal props fitted as the historic vessel’s deck sinks towards its keel (a … Continue reading

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Pyramids, Shiny Surfaces and Increased Safety

If you are like me you had no idea there was another region of Africa where there were ancient pyramids. It’s in Sudan and Heinz Ruther leader of the Zamani Project explains how he is part of the team that … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – 3/1/16

The latest edition of Lidar News Today is now available. You can subscribe here to receive a summary of the top news stories and articles recapping the previous week. Included in this issue is the top story from last week’s … Continue reading

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Titanosaur

This is the story of one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. It’s 37 meters long and weighed 70 metric tons. Titanosaur  was found by a farmer  in Chile along with six others of a similar size. The research team … Continue reading

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CyArk 3D Digital Preservation Update

For those who may not be aware of the work that CyArk is doing to preserve cultural heritage sites around the world this article will provide an in-depth look at their extensive and important 3D digital preservation activities. The non-profit … Continue reading

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Lidar Finds Ancient Roads in UK

Airborne lidar was used to create flood maps of Britain, but they are revealing more than just at-risk regions – they have also led to the discovery of several ancient Roman roads. Amateur archaeologists have been able to use the … Continue reading

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Dangerous 3D Scanning Assignment

As reported in the NY Times today the 3D laser scanning was high risk/reward for the team working to document Iraq’s most famous archaeological site, the ruins of ancient Babylon. Fortunately this took place in 2010 which given the current … Continue reading

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The Smithsonian is Creating 3D Apollo 11

The Smithsonian is developing a detailed 3D model of NASA’s Apollo 11 command module and they are doing it with great care for the detail. I found this info interesting, “The Smithsonian’s digitization team is working with the 3-D design … Continue reading

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