3D, Archaeology, History

Cedar Key’s African American Burial Ground

The following is based on preliminary research regarding the presence of African American burials in Cedar Key, Florida. This research is motivated by my previous research on Rosewood, and my recent election as President of the Cedar Key Historical Society. The society manages the Cedar Key Historical Museum, and I’m excited to work with a great group of folks on…

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3D, GIS, Public Outreach

Mapping African American Travel During Jim Crow

The remarkable Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has digitized versions of their Green Book collection. These books are part of the public consciousness following the 2018 Green Book movie and will be a part of the forthcoming HBO series Lovecraft Country, based on Matt Ruff’s book of the same title. Published between 1936 and 1966, these books provided…

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3D, Education, GIS

Teaching Archaeology with LiDAR & Sketchfab

My BA degree is from the University of Arkansas, where I was lucky enough to know Dr. Robert “Bob” Mainfort. He is well-known among Southeastern US archaeologists for his work at Pinson Mounds (and elsewhere). We once spoke about creating a 3D reconstruction of Pinson Mounds. That was 15 years ago. I never got around to it, until now! Constructing…

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3D, Archaeology, Education

3D Hominin Lab

This lab provides a ‘hands-on’ opportunity to explore hominin evolution using 3D models. I’ve been using a version of this lab since the fall semester of 2017 at the University of Central Florida. The lab is divided into two parts. The first portion requires students to explore 3D models of hominin fossils created and uploaded to Sketchfab. The second portion…

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