3D Animation of Ceramic Vessel in the Calderon Collection at the Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

We recently animated another scan from the Calderon Collection, and wanted to share that with you. We are using this collection to compare the results from analyses of both 2D and 3D morphometrics (on the same sample), and are drawing nearer to our goal. This is important for our work with geometric morphometrics, since there are many more (and very good) photographs of ceramic vessels from Brazil than there are 3D scans. This would also bode well for our work closer to home in the ancestral Caddo region, where a large number of vessels have been previously documented (photographs + metadata), potentially allowing us to employ those photographs in an extension of our current analyses.


To manipulate this model and to view the full list of metadata for Calderon_II-215.0, click here. Many thanks to our friends at the Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia in the Universidade Federal da Bahia for their continued support of this project.



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.