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Losing our senses, an exploration of 3D object scanning.

Eve, S., 2018. Losing our senses, an exploration of 3D object scanning. Open Archaeology, 4 (1), 114 - 122.

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DOI: 10.1515/opar-2018-0007

Abstract

3D scanning and photogrammetry of archaeological objects are now becoming commonplace. Virtual 3D scans are in many cases replacing the drawn record and are leading to objects being more easily accessed, shared and analysed. However, the wholesale production of 3D virtual replicas of artefacts is not always supported by adequate information regarding the multi-sensory nature of artefacts. The visual and geometric aspects are well represented, but the sounds and smells of the artefacts are lost. This paper explores the possible consequences of this and provides some indications of how we may remedy the situation, before our 3D archives become senseless.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2300-6560
Uncontrolled Keywords:artefact analysis; photogrammetry; augmented reality; archaeology; 3D scanning
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:33922
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:28 Apr 2020 13:18
Last Modified:28 Apr 2020 13:18

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