Existing conditions documentation of archaeological structures can be cut by 60% and can improve the accuracy and fidelity of the documentation by using scanning technology. This would optimize valuable human and financial resources for archaeologist and preservation specialist working to save our ‘Vanishing Treasures.’ This product refines the development of a high definition documentation system for archaeology, utilizes commercial off-the-shelf digital technologies, and disseminates this method through training
sessions and workshops to park personnel. This method assimilates into the archaeologist’s work process, saving significant time at each site and increasing the number of sites they record.
This research was made possible through Grant MT-2210-06-NC-06 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).