+ Archaeology - Repatriation

FIELD OF ACTIVITIES
Heritage Preservation/Archaeology/Repatriation

PROJECT
Maya hieroglyphic stairway / Heritage 3D / Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

OBJECTIVES
To create a high-resolution 3D digital model facilitating replication of the original sculpture by the CNC milling process

EQUIPMENT USED
BIRIS 3D Laser Scanning System developed at NRC, Institute for Information Technology, Visual Information Technology Group

STAND OFF DISTANCE FROM THE SURFACE
20 centimeters

SCANNING RESOLUTION
0.5 millimeter

3D DATA UTILIZATION

  • Hieroglyphic analysis by specialists
  • Setting hieroglyphic blocks in a logical order within a set following analysis and interpretation by specialists (archaeologists, ethnologists, historians)
  • Replica by the CNC milling process in an appropriated material (stone)
  • Repatriation of the sculpture (its digital copy, the original or the exact replica)
REMARKS
The 3D scanning was performed without touching the sculpture. Such contact is usually unavoidable in this type of project. It took five days to complete the on-site scanning process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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