Shedding Light on Skeletal Remains: The Use of Structured Light Scanning for 3D Archiving

David Errickson

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Abstract

An increasing number of skeletal remains are being reburied. As a result, information previously unrecorded is lost in the reburial process and any information that has been documented is limited due to the traditional techniques used. This chapter demonstrates how structured light scanning can be used to quickly document human remains in their entire three dimensions prior reburial. Furthermore, although three-dimensional digitizations will never replace an actual individual's skeleton, the data can be used to build a virtual osteological database which is beneficial to both teaching and research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Remains
Subtitle of host publicationAnother Dimension The Application of Imaging to the Study of Human Remains
PublisherElsevier
Pages93-101
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128046739
ISBN (Print)9780128046029
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2017

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    Errickson, D. (2017). Shedding Light on Skeletal Remains: The Use of Structured Light Scanning for 3D Archiving. In Human Remains: Another Dimension The Application of Imaging to the Study of Human Remains (pp. 93-101). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-804602-9.00008-4