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3D Mapping of Swartkrans
Following on from work John Parkington and I started in
the early 1990's at Hoedjiespunt in the Western Cape,
Peter Schmid and I began developing a 3D GIS system for
Gladysvale.  However, we needed to advance this
technology significantly.  To this end,
Peter Ungar and I
took on a graduate student - Joe Nigro - to develop a
sophisticated 3D mapping system.  We chose Swartkrans
to experiment with as this site had large numbers of fossils
and a good record of excavation.  We continue this work at
all of the sites we dig and are currently working on new
methods of 3D mapping.
To view  a paper on the
subject click
To see our University of
Arkansas website on 3D
mapping click Here.