Title

Digital Modeling for Bioarchaeologists

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2019

Department

Anthropology and Sociology

School

Social Science and Global Studies

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Advances In Archaeological Practice

Volume

7

Issue

S1

First Page

47

Last Page

54

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