Three Dimensional Field Recording in Archaeology: An Example from Gabii

The Archaeology of the Mediterranean World

This is the first in a series of posts exploring 3D modeling in Mediterranean and European archaeology. For more on this project click here. We hope these papers will start a discussion either in the comments of the blog or on Twitter using the #3DMedArch hashtag.

Rachel Opitz, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) & Department of Anthropology
University of Arkansas


In asking for contributions to this series of posts reflecting on 3D modeling in archaeology, Bill Caraher posed a series of questions, one of which was,

“What is the future of 3D modeling in archaeology? At present, the 3D image is useful for illustrating artifacts and – in some cases – presenting archaeological and architectural relationships, but it has yet to prove itself as an essential basis for analysis or as a robust medium for communicating robust archaeological description. Will 3D visualization become more than just another…

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About Jim Newhard

Director of Archaeology at the College of Charleston
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