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, GIS, Simulation

Simulating Storm Surge in Cedar Key

I first visited Cedar Key in 2005, during early research on Rosewood. A lot has changed since then. Some of this is the normal ebb and flow of a coastal town, some of it from increasing tourism, and some from the growing threat of sea level rise and storm surge. Much of my research uses digital technologies to interpret cultural…

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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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