archaeology

Italy's WitLab Creates 3D Printed ArcheoRov, Ready for Underwater Archaeological Expeditions

Italy's WitLab Creates 3D Printed ArcheoRov, Ready for Underwater Archaeological Expeditions

I really enjoy learning, and writing, about drones. There are a lot of applications for drone technology, ranging from the more mundane (but fun!) pizza delivery to cutting-edge drones being used as first responders in search and rescue operations. So, what’s even cooler than a drone flying through the air? Drones swimming through the water, of course! […]

I really enjoy learning, and writing, about drones. There are a lot of applications for drone technology, ranging from the more mundane (but fun!) pizza delivery to cutting-edge drones being used as first responders in search and rescue operations. So, what’s...
Researchers in Guatemala Use LIDAR 3D Scanning in Mirador Basin, Discover Ancient Network of Superhighways

Researchers in Guatemala Use LIDAR 3D Scanning in Mirador Basin, Discover Ancient Network of Superhighways

It’s one thing to use a 3D scanner to scan a person, animal, or object, and use the scan to 3D print an object you can pick up and hold, but it’s quite another to 3D scan something that can’t be seen with the naked eye. 3D scanning can reveal hidden cities beneath dense jungle […]

It’s one thing to use a 3D scanner to scan a person, animal, or object, and use the scan to 3D print an object you can pick up and hold, but it’s quite another to 3D scan something that can’t be seen with the naked eye. 3D scanning can reveal hidden...
Archaeologists Use Drone to Build 3D Virtual Reality Map of Laos' Plain of Jars

Archaeologists Use Drone to Build 3D Virtual Reality Map of Laos' Plain of Jars

Just as the emergence of 3D printing technology has been found useful for a number of applications, the rise of drone technology has provided immense benefits to many ventures as well. We’ve covered a wide range of these innovative drone uses, from students helping with marine research to providing first response for medical emergencies, and even for […]

Just as the emergence of 3D printing technology has been found useful for a number of applications, the rise of drone technology has provided immense benefits to many ventures as well. We’ve covered a wide range of these innovative drone uses, from students helping...
Take a Virtual Tour of a Wealthy Pompeii Home Before the Volcano, Thanks to 3D Technology

Take a Virtual Tour of a Wealthy Pompeii Home Before the Volcano, Thanks to 3D Technology

One of the most famous tragedies of all time is that of Pompeii, the Mediterranean village destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the year 79 AD. In mere minutes, the entire population of the town was wiped out and buried beneath ash and debris – but it didn’t disappear entirely. The debris that buried the town […]

One of the most famous tragedies of all time is that of Pompeii, the Mediterranean village destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the year 79 AD. In mere minutes, the entire population of the town was wiped out and buried beneath ash and debris – but it...
Recreating Iron Age Jewelry with 3D Printing

Recreating Iron Age Jewelry with 3D Printing

The Orkney Islands are an archipelago off the northern coast of Scotland. Comprised of 70 islands, about 20 of which are inhabited, it has a rich and storied history and has provided insight into some of the oldest western European settlements. The islands have been inhabited for at least 8,500 years and their Neolithic remains are […]

The Orkney Islands are an archipelago off the northern coast of Scotland. Comprised of 70 islands, about 20 of which are inhabited, it has a rich and storied history and has provided insight into some of the oldest western European settlements. The islands have been...
TPE TopCon: A Look at 16 Top 3D Printing Stories of 2016

TPE TopCon: A Look at 16 Top 3D Printing Stories of 2016

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio was the 12th TPE TopCon event, a conference dedicated to thermoplastics hosted by the Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the TPE Special Interest Group (SIG) of the SPE. This edition of TPE TopCon was called “Stretching the Performance with TPE’s” as the SPE sought to emphasize the ‘stretch’ […]

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio was the 12th TPE TopCon event, a conference dedicated to thermoplastics hosted by the Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the TPE Special Interest Group (SIG) of the SPE. This edition of TPE TopCon was...
3D Printed Archaeological Specimens Give Distance Learners the Full Lab Experience at USQ

3D Printed Archaeological Specimens Give Distance Learners the Full Lab Experience at USQ

The Internet is great for many things, but one of the greatest things to come out of it, in my opinion, is online learning. Thanks to online and remote college courses, many students who aren’t able to attend classes on campus for a variety of reasons are able to learn from a distance. One thing […]

The Internet is great for many things, but one of the greatest things to come out of it, in my opinion, is online learning. Thanks to online and remote college courses, many students who aren’t able to attend classes on campus for a variety of reasons are able...
University of Chicago Digitally Restores Ancient Buddhist Caves with 3D Scanners

University of Chicago Digitally Restores Ancient Buddhist Caves with 3D Scanners

In the Shanxi province of China, about 36 kilometers south of Taiyun City, stands the Heavenly Dragon Mountain, or Tianlongshan. In the sixth century, Buddhist monks began construction on a series of caves that would serve as shrines filled with sculptures and carvings of the Buddha, bodhisattvas, and sacred imagery. In the 1920s, the first photographic […]

In the Shanxi province of China, about 36 kilometers south of Taiyun City, stands the Heavenly Dragon Mountain, or Tianlongshan. In the sixth century, Buddhist monks began construction on a series of caves that would serve as shrines filled with sculptures and...
3D Technologies Digitally Unwrap Mummies' Secrets

3D Technologies Digitally Unwrap Mummies' Secrets

There is something almost magically fascinating about mummies. Apart from the somewhat macabre notion that you are staring at the wrappings of a dead body, there are notions of the whispered secrets contained within and a connection to a desire for eternity that is irresistible to so many people. Mummy exhibits at museums are supremely popular […]

There is something almost magically fascinating about mummies. Apart from the somewhat macabre notion that you are staring at the wrappings of a dead body, there are notions of the whispered secrets contained within and a connection to a desire for eternity that is...
Wessex Archaeology 3D Scans and Prints Two Shipwrecks from Underwater Archaeological Sites in UK

Wessex Archaeology 3D Scans and Prints Two Shipwrecks from Underwater Archaeological Sites in UK

There’s no denying that the value of 3D printing has grown immensely throughout a wide range of industries over time, but one field I personally feel isn’t alluded to enough for its constant use of 3D technology is archaeology. The combination of 3D scanning and 3D printing have enabled archaeologists to restore vital parts of our […]

There’s no denying that the value of 3D printing has grown immensely throughout a wide range of industries over time, but one field I personally feel isn’t alluded to enough for its constant use of 3D technology is archaeology. The combination of 3D scanning and 3D...
3D Model of Centuries-Old Skull from Battle of Culloden Reveals New Information

3D Model of Centuries-Old Skull from Battle of Culloden Reveals New Information

Every now and then we have to freshen up on our military history. Why? Because 3D modeling and printing technology is being used to enhance artifact research and produce replicas of weapons used in historic battles. Occasionally it is also used to reproduce found bone fragments — like this skull found at the Battle of Culloden site. This battle was the last confrontation of the Jacobite rising against […]

Every now and then we have to freshen up on our military history. Why? Because 3D modeling and printing technology is being used to enhance artifact research and produce replicas of weapons used in historic battles. Occasionally it is also used to reproduce found bone...
University of Alabama's Office of Archaeological Research Uses 3D Technology to Rebuild the Past

University of Alabama's Office of Archaeological Research Uses 3D Technology to Rebuild the Past

It’s interesting to think about how much technology is used to look back in time, so to speak. I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that it’s possible to see back millions of years in space, but on a more earthbound level, technology is able to make even ancient history clearer and more […]

It’s interesting to think about how much technology is used to look back in time, so to speak. I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that it’s possible to see back millions of years in space, but on a more earthbound level, technology is able to...
Ancient Japanese Vase Perfectly Recreated Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Ancient Japanese Vase Perfectly Recreated Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

In the Neolithic era, Japan was home to a culture of people known as the Jōmon. A race of hunter-gatherers, the Jōmon are known for their distinctive pottery, which is, according to experts, the oldest pottery in Japan. The pottery, made with unrefined clay and decorated by pressing rope into the surface of the clay before firing, has […]

In the Neolithic era, Japan was home to a culture of people known as the Jōmon. A race of hunter-gatherers, the Jōmon are known for their distinctive pottery, which is, according to experts, the oldest pottery in Japan. The pottery, made with unrefined clay and...
Researchers 3D Scan & Print Replica of 550-year Old Peruvian Baby Mummy To Better Understand Its Past

Researchers 3D Scan & Print Replica of 550-year Old Peruvian Baby Mummy To Better Understand Its Past

Surely, if you hopped in your handy time capsule and hightailed it back to an earlier culture to forge a discussion regarding mummies, citizens might be puzzled by our contemporary fascination–and even fear. Surely to them, it was a cultural, religious norm among the affluent, and mummies were prepared in quite a technical fashion. To find that […]

Surely, if you hopped in your handy time capsule and hightailed it back to an earlier culture to forge a discussion regarding mummies, citizens might be puzzled by our contemporary fascination–and even fear. Surely to them, it was a cultural, religious norm...
3D Printed Artifacts Help Schoolchildren "Dig" Archeology

3D Printed Artifacts Help Schoolchildren "Dig" Archeology

Educators know how valuable experiences that are “hands-on” or “in the field” can be for children or students of any age. Reading about a topic is one thing, but learning about it through doing it is quite another thing. That’s why schools make a point of taking students on field trips. Nothing outweighs the value of […]

Educators know how valuable experiences that are “hands-on” or “in the field” can be for children or students of any age. Reading about a topic is one thing, but learning about it through doing it is quite another thing. That’s why...

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