Digital Modeling for Bioarchaeologists
Anthropology and Sociology
Social Science and Global Studies
The creation of digital repositories of human skeletal remains offers bioarchaeologists a variety of potential means of aiding efforts related to curation and analysis. We present a discussion of how issues of preservation and access can affect research and argue that digital repositories not only maintain a record of objects but that the digital format allows researchers to expand their studies to include otherwise inaccessible collections. Digital models can be utilized by bioarchaeologists to collect and analyze a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative data. We review several digital capture methods employed by bioarchaeologists, including CT scanning, laser scanning, and photogrammetry. While photogrammetry is underutilized by bioarchaeologists, we point out its many advantages over other methods.
Advances In Archaeological Practice
Wrobel, G. D.,
Biggs, J. A.,
Hair, A. L.
(2019). Digital Modeling for Bioarchaeologists. Advances In Archaeological Practice, 7(S1), 47-54.
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