On 11 October, CAS Collections Manager Amy Reid gave a preliminary report of the current Spring Lake excavation at the Witte Museum in San Antonio. For our final Spring Lake post, we’ve created a video from her presentation. Many thanks to Adam Clark from the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University for his capable and patient assistance.
Guest post by Amanda Castaneda
In the previous blog post CAS described our archaeological work at Spring Lake, both past and present. From underwater excavations, geoarchaeological sediment cores, pedestrian survey, and good old fashioned surface excavations, there have been a multitude of archaeological methods used to assemble information about historic and prehistoric use of the Spring Lake site. Following a growing trend in the archaeological community, CAS can add one more method to that list- using digital documentation to create a 3-dimensional (3D) archaeological record. 3D data and virtual archaeology has been increasing in popularity for the past few years and many archaeologists are beginning to understand the potential this kind of data holds, not only for documentation and analysis, but for preservation and education as well.