Last week, we ventured to the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) to photograph a series of effigy vessels, and to test a variety of different settings on our new 3D scanner. We are working on a grant proposal that would fund the documentation (both 2D and 3D) of all intact/reconstructed Caddo vessels in the TARL collections in an effort to make them accessible to a global audience (comparative collection), which would also be included in our ongoing morphometric analyses of Caddo ceramics and our digital repository. Importantly, the Caddo Nation has expressed their support of this non-destructive/non-invasive proposal, and we are hopeful that the funding agency will find our proposal as promising as we do.



To ensure that the new scanner could capture the level of detail that we want for this project, we set out to test it using a variety of different settings in the software (different numbers of scans, divisions, texture…

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