Digital Videography: Recording, Preserving, and Disseminating Archaeological Data - Document Cover

1999-18

Aided by a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology & Training, National Park Service (Grant Number MT-2210-7-NC-016), to the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, The Lost Towns of Anne Arundel Project acquired a digital video camera, graphic equipment and three-dimensional modeling software.

Project staff use this equipment, with computer image capture and processing technologies, to record, preserve, analyze, and disseminate high quality archaeological and architectural data from two Colonial Period town sites in Maryland: Providence (1649—1680) and London (1683—1783).

The resulting images constitute a database for three-dimensional modeling and analysis, museum exhibits, video production, and broadcast journalism. This paper describes the cost—effective application of digital photography and computer modeling to the collection, analysis, storage, and presentation of archaeological and architectural data.

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