3D Scanning of Caddo NAGPRA Vessels in the Turner Collection Continues

While in the midst of the 2015 grant season, our work with the Turner Collection continues. Yesterday, we upgraded to the newest version of Geomagic Design X and Geomagic Control X, and we have a new computer on the way that is specifically designed to handle large 3D datasets like ours. We have also begun scanning the smaller Caddo NAGPRA vessels in the collection. The addition of the new scanner to our effort has made it possible to scan ever-smaller ceramics, which is increasing our productivity, however, we have found that the post-processing time for these smaller vessels regularly takes about twice as long. Nevertheless, we continue to move along at a good pace, and should complete the scanning portion of this project in late October, when we will move into the analysis of morphometrics.

This project is funded by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.


Written by zselden

Selden (PhD, Texas A&M University, 2013) is a husband, father, US Marine Corps veteran, cyclist, kayaker, backpacker, hiker, climber, fisherman and general all-around outdoor enthusiast. His research is focused at the confluence of archaeological methods and digital technology, and he is particularly interested in the application of 3D technologies to archaeological problems, geometric morphometrics, network analyses, predictive modeling, archaeological theory, and archaeological science.