3D Laser Scan of Grimes Graves

Archaeoptics have just announced the completion of their project to 3D laser scan one of the neolithic flint mines at Grimes Graves in Norfolk, UK.

They scanned the entire mine, which is roughly the shape of a tree root system, at a resolution of 1mm, resulting in a dataset of 1.1 Billion measurements (vertices). That’s 2.2 (US) Billion real polygons – a really huge dataset. I’m looking forward to seeing what the results look like!

From the resulting 3D model, archaeologists will have a detailed record of the mine for archive, as well as being able to take accurate measurements, cross sections and use it for virtual tours where public access is not possible for safety reasons.

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