New Geospatial Approaches to the Anthropological Sciences
edited by Robert L. Anemone and Glen C. Conroy
New Geospatial Approaches
                to the Anthropological Sciences

Chapter 5. Taking Virtual Anthropology to the Field: Building Three-Dimensional Digital Outcrop Models of Fossil Localities


RL Anemone, CW Emerson, TW Jones, J Liu, and C Henderson

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Figures

Fig. 1. A photograph of the Tim's Confession (Carnegie Museum Locality 4026), a rich early Eocene fossil vertebrate locality from the Great Divide Basin, Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

Fig. 2. Phantom 2 Vision + (top) and Inspire 1 (bottom) unmanned aerial vehicles from DJI.

Fig. 3. An SFM three dimensional model of Tim's Confession created using Agisoft Photoscan software with 317 digital photos acquired by a DJI Inspire 1 UAV flying at a maximum elevation of approximately 30 m.

Fig. 4. A LIDAR three dimensional model of Tim's Confession derived from eighteen separate scans using a Leica ScanStation C10 from multiple angles and a distance of 8-100 m.

Fig. 5. A Leica ScanStation C10 scanner.

Fig. 6. A scan map indicating the scanner and target positions used to scan the Tim's Confession locality.

Fig. 7. An uncleaned full scan of Tim's Confession, oblique view from northeast.

Fig. 8. A cleaned full scan of Tim's Confession, oblique view from northeast.

Fig. 9. A cleaned full scan of Tim's Confession, overhead view, north at top.