Recovering Inscriptions on Worn Tombstones through 3D Technology


Photo taken by me in Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, Boston.

Anthropologist Grant Aylesworth is recovering worn inscriptions from 250-year-old tombstones using 3D software models  from photos taken with an average quality digital camera.

This new technology is enabling us to digitally preserve the old tombstones, important for many researchers, most notably historians and genealogists. More importantly, this has allowed us to bring back the name of a person that was lost to history, before we get to the point that there really is nothing left to read.

This work is being carried out at Fort Gaspareaux National Historic Site near Baie Verte, New Brunswick, Canada. Also, the technology is freely available and easy to use and should be a great new resource for archaeologists, researchers, and genealogists.

Source The News


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