New software tools allow archaeologists to build realistic, scaled three-dimensional models of artifacts, features, and landscapes, using only digital photos. Photos can be taken using any camera, whether hand-held or mounted on a drone. The software compares photos taken from different angles to compute size and shape. The resulting 3-D data can be used for detailed mapping, for artifact analysis, or to build interactive models like these.
Projectile Points – Cuyama Valley, California
Rock Art and Rock Features – Smoke Creek, California