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For  Archaeologists

page updated July 8, 2011

Can you create computer reconstructions of my artifacts, buildings, and sites?

YesLEARNING SITES offers archaeologists a wide variety of products and services for your publication, excavation, data analysis, or teaching needs.  We can reconstruct any size or type of object, from small stone tools to buildings, other structures, and entire sites.  Many examples of our range of expertise are shown here on our Website.  If you have a specific object of which you would like a 3D digital model or an interactive virtual world, we would be happy to speak to you about your finds and your visualization needs.

Are you a publisher?

LEARNING SITES uses the publisher model for the development of electronic publications for archaeologists.  Our arrangements with you will mimic those you would have with the traditional paper publishing industry with regard to funding, royalty payments, professional exposure, and creation of the complete line of publication types.  For example, LEARNING SITES produces digital excavation reports, broad research compendia, or Web-based publications, such as those shown elsewhere on our Website.  Our work is generally custom-designed to more effectively meet your specific short- and long-term needs.

Do you have GIS or scanning capabilities? 

No. LEARNING SITES does not offer GIS or scanning services, either for in-the-field exploration or for data entry.  We can build digital terrain models of your site or region and use interactive technologies to allow you to visualize the data collected, study the results, and link them to other forms of information. New technologies allow us to create accurate 3D computer models of artifacts and buildings directly from photographs or videos. Ask us how.

 Do you have any services that might aid my excavation?

Our unique Digital Site Seer service offers excavators the opportunity to link daily operations directly to our model shop.  You send us digital data from the field, and we will model your artifacts, trenches, or buildings immediately and send the resulting 3D models or virtual worlds right back to you. 

This service increases the efficiency of your excavation in numerous ways--

  • you get detailed 3D digital models of what you are excavating as you dig
  • you can test hypotheses about the areas under excavation without waiting until the end of the season; 
  • you can instantly adjust your excavation and survey strategies accordingly; 
  • you can mount our models and renderings on your excavation's Website for peers to review, providing the opportunity for comments that might help you to interpret what you are excavating while you work; 
  • our visualizations also make preparing interim and final reports more efficient and effective.
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