Watch movie of 3D canoe model
The canoe model was kept in a bag of water, transported to our field camp, and 3D scanned at the field lab, powered by a generator. The canoe model was scanned by former MA and PhD student, now Dr. Cory Sills,
Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Tyler. She created this movie clip of the 3D scan on the computer. As you can see, we can manipulate the size and rotate the object. We also saved it as an "stl" file,
so watch for a 3D image, coming soon! Waterlogged wood and salt-saturated pottery from the Paynes Creek Salt Works decay on exposure to the air, so we keep them in bags of water until the finds can be studied at
our base camp or at a temporary "Lagoon Lab" set up near an underwater site. Selected artifacts are 3D imaged at our base camp and then cached in GPS-marked locations in deep silt
in the lagoon where they are preserved for the future.