IAD Blog

October 19, 2015

IAD with the Virtual Curation Laboratory

Dr. Bernard K. Means scans VCU student Reid Wolfe.

The Virtual Curation Laboratory hosted an archaeology fair to celebrate International Archaeology Day. This event featured a wide range of 3D printed artifacts scanned across the world. Activities include playing chess with pieces inspired by archaeological findings 3D scanned in the Virtual Curation Laboratory. Several students were 3D scanned to showcase that technology, and included members of the Virtual Archaeology Scanning Team (VAST) a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) student club. VAST members helped also set up the event. The event featured a guest presenter on virtual reality (VR) technology and archaeology, Jeff Aronowitz of Jamestown Rediscovery; he highlighted inexpensive VR technology that is based on using your own smart phone.

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