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Quick and Dirty: Streamlined 3D Scanning in Archaeology

J Knibbe, KP O'Hara, A Chrysanthi, MT Marshall, PD Bennett, G Earl, S Izadi, M Fraser

Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW | ACM Press | Published : 2014

Abstract

Capturing data is a key part of archaeological practice, whether for preserving records or to aid interpretation. But the technologies used are complex and expensive, resulting in time-consuming processes associated with their use. These processes force a separation between ongoing interpretive work and capture. Through two field studies we elicit more detail as to what is important about this interpretive work and what might be gained through a closer integration of capture technology with these practices. Drawing on these insights, we go on to present a novel, portable, wireless 3D modeling system that emphasizes 'quick and dirty' capture. We discuss its design rational in relation to our ..

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