The Stone Age meets the Digital Age: The Application of Three Dimensional Techniques for the Study of Lithic Artifact
My project explores the ways in which 3D, digital technology can assist in analyzing and teaching about lithic technologies, e.g. stone tools. Over the summer of 2013, I will experiment with different methods that allow me to reproduce accurate 3D models that will be included in an online digital reference dictionary. The methods I will be using are photography of Jordanian lithic material and computerized 3D modeling from the photographs to reproduce the models digitally. I will be working closely with my mentor, Lisa Maher, a Jordanian lithics expert, to teach me how lithics were produced, as it is essential for me to know this process to reproduce accurate models.
Message to Sponsor
- Major: Anthropology
- Sponsor: JSB Fund
- Mentor: Lisa Maher, Anthropology