Behind Archeology’s Digital Curtain
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424 Price: Free, donation suggested
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Dr. Donald H. Sanders looks at how new digital and 3D technologies are being used by archeologists, presented by The National Arts Club.
Understanding the distant past is not easy, because we were not there. In order to make their best guess about the past, archaeologists need to ensure that excavations detect every piece of evidence, accurately record each feature and artifact in 3D space, and document each phase of the operation. For a variety of reasons, these tasks are rarely completed as precisely as archaeologists would like them to be. Both digital and interactive 3D technologies have emerged as ways to help remedy the situation.
In this presentation, Dr. Donald H. Sanders focuses on how different “realities” allow archaeologists to see the past from the point of view of the ancient inhabitants, overlay various datasets onto that reality, and disseminate their findings in new and almost magical ways. He will provide a peak behind the digital curtain, and define and explain each of the “realities” with archaeological examples.Buy tickets/get more info now