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Using 3D methods to classify temporal components of the site

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Prince Rupert Update, What's New

Using 3D methods to classify temporal components of the site

Our most recent efforts have been to classify the site into temporal components – a very challenging task given the complex stratigraphy!  Having obtained dates from some samples, we were able to roughly subdivide the site into components by correlating the locations of the dated samples to changes in stratigraphy, shell density, and shell types.  The video below highlights one area of the site that has been subdivided in this way.  After the temporal components were defined in 3 dimensions, we could classify other data by component, e.g. artifacts (as seen in the video) & faunal...

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3D archaeological data visualization

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in Prince Rupert Update, What's New

3D archaeological data visualization

While videos of  a GIS 3D screen are the way we’ve shown the data  till now, it allows for no user control other than pausing and rewinding. Alyssa has found a way to present the data in an interactive way using ArcGIS CityEngine WebViewer. This is great for the researchers working with us at other institutions on things like faunal remains, but we can also make classes of data available to blog viewers. Check out the links here: http://bit.ly/1nTlrSj Its a fair bit of data, but should take less than a minute or so on a fast connection.  This won’t work for tablets, or Internet...

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Selecting Radiocarbon Samples Using NEW 3D Method!

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 in Prince Rupert Update, What's New

Selecting Radiocarbon Samples Using NEW 3D Method!

When it comes to radiocarbon sampling on large scale excavations, sometimes selecting which samples will be the most valuable to your research can be a time consuming and tedious task.  Using our 3D recording excavation methods, here’s how we were able to select radio carbon samples relative to their locations in and around hearths and other features. Video by Alyssa Parker,...

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2014 MILLENNIA RESEARCH CALENDER!!!

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 in What's New

2014 MILLENNIA RESEARCH CALENDER!!!

Our 2014 Millennia Research Calendar is now available!!  Click here to download the free PDF! *When you go to print the PDF version of the calender make sure your printer settings are set to COLOUR, DOUBLE SIDED and TABLET Featuring photos from our Prince Rupert Harbour Excavation, and the many other amazing projects we have had the privilege of working on in the last year! A big THANK YOU to Phoebe Ramsay for putting together the best Millennia Calendar...

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T-Shaped Mauls Part II

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in Prince Rupert Update

T-Shaped Mauls Part II

The much anticipated second installment of the Millennia Blog’s T-Shaped Maul series is here! In our October 17th blog entry, 3D Mauls and Segmented Stones “In-Situ” , we featured two of the mauls found at site GbTo-54 in situ touching one another.  This T-Shaped Hand Maul, from site GbTo-13 ,was found on it’s own. In the earlier comments, Ken Ames asked for more on the second T-shaped maul, and we are sure this is of interest to many others. In a planned entry, we’ll show you the interesting relationship between the ’54 mauls and several other...

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3D Mauls and Segmented Stones “In-Situ”

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 in Prince Rupert Update, What's New

3D Mauls and Segmented Stones “In-Situ”

Our latest 3D modelling task has involved starting to place some of the more significant artifacts into our GIS as 3D models, as close as possible to how they were oriented when they were discovered.  So far, we have 3D models of a segmented stone, a zoomorphic concretion, and three mauls now in our GIS (Geographic Information System), as shown in our two videos below.  Since our last videos, we have also added some landmarks as 3D objects: these include a big rock, the double lines of several canoe runs, the railway tracks, a pit feature and a standing stone feature near the stacked...

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