3D, Archaeology, Education, GIS, History, Public Outreach, Simulation

Building the Virtual Rosewood Cemetery

This post describes the process of building the Virtual Rosewood Cemetery available at Sketchfab (see below). The online, interactive reconstruction of Rosewood’s Black burial ground is based on several digital technologies increasingly used by archaeologists. These include LiDAR, photogrammetry, ground penetrating radar (GPR), and 3D modeling. While this post isn’t a tutorial per se, it might help folks with these…

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3D, Archaeology, Photogrammetry

Introducing Open Source Digital Heritage Tutorials

My first foray into YouTube-based tutorials examines QGIS for archaeology. You can view those here. More recently, I’ve begun a second YouTube playlist regarding other open source tools for digital heritage. As with my QGIS for Arch tutorials, these tutorials include sample data and in-depth instructions. While geared for beginners, even experienced users will likely get something out of them…

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Archaeology, Education, GIS, Uncategorized

QGIS 4 Archaeology Online Course

QGIS – the world’s leading open source geographic information systems (GIS) software – has a lot to offer archaeologists and other cultural heritage workers (e.g., historians, architectural historians). QGIS is freely available online and runs on most operating systems. The following educational materials resulted from the disruption of my field school in summer 2020 due to COVID. Initially disappointed, I…

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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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