3D Technology Helping Archaeology Protect the Past

Popular Mechanics is perhaps not the first source you think of when looking for information about  Egyptology, but an article entitled Digital Archaeology: 3D Modeling Reveals Ancient Artefacts discussed how archaeology in general is using digital-imaging technologies to understand and protect  both locations and artefacts.

"Every archaeological site contains a wealth of information about the past, and context is key. A knife found by a stone hearth tells a different story than one alongside a human skeleton. Unfortunately, excavating the site to reveal the story also destroys it. Detailed records are the only way archaeologists can keep archaeology from erasing the past rather than preserving it. Today, they're using 3D modeling tech to preserve the information found in a site, find new places to dig, or create models of ancient artifacts via 3D printing."


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