Identifier

etd-04142014-124445

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Geography and Anthropology

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

3D scanners offer many advantages to scientists and museum curators, such as a permanent digital archival record of the scanned object, the non-intrusive nature of 3D laser surface scanning, the ability to create and share a digital collection with other researchers, and the portability of recent scanners. With the purpose of determining the feasibility of creating a 3D research collection in mind, I have scanned and studied skeletal material from Wild Cane Cay and Moho Cay, Belize. I explore how the 3D model compares to the physical bone and the significance of 3D imaging to the anthropological community.

Date

2014

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Secure the entire work for patent and/or proprietary purposes for a period of one year. Student has submitted appropriate documentation which states: During this period the copyright owner also agrees not to exercise her/his ownership rights, including public use in works, without prior authorization from LSU. At the end of the one year period, either we or LSU may request an automatic extension for one additional year. At the end of the one year secure period (or its extension, if such is requested), the work will be released for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

McKillop, Heather

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