Boston uses 3D printing technology to bring historical artifacts to life

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Boston uses 3D printing technology to bring historical artifacts to life



>> ARCHEOLOGY IS ESSENTIALLY THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY THUGROH TRASH. >> JOE BAGLEY HAS A LOT OF HISTORIC WASTE AT HIS DISPOSAL. AS AN ARCHEOLOGIST FOR IC OFTY BOSTON, HE AND HIS TEAM DIGITALLY DOCUMENT AND CATALOG THOUSANDS OF ITEMS THAT WERE DISCOVERED YEARS AGO BUT ARE ONLY NOW RECORDED IN DIGITAL FORMAT. >> SO WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 200,000 ARTIFACTS PHOTOGRAPHED ONLINE AND APPROXIMATELY 25 OF THOSE WE HAVE WENT THROUGH THE 3D SCNIANNG AND ONLINE PROCESS. >> EACH OF THESE ELEMENTS SERVING AS A TANGIBLE LINK WITH THE CITY’S PAST. TAKE FOR EXAMPLE THIS GERMAN CUP FROM THE 1700S DISCOVERED AT FANEUIL HALL, OR THIS WOMAN’S BROOCH DISCOVERED FROM A PROPERTY AT 71 JOY STREET ON BEACON HILL. >> THIS IS SOMETHING SOMEONE WEARED ON THEIR BODY, POTENTIALLY EVERY DAY, IT WAS SPECIAL FOR SOMEONE. >> NADIA KLINE IS A DIGITAL ARCHEOLOGIST. >> THIS IS PEOPLE’S DAILY LIVES AND THE STORIES WE LIVE EVERY DAY FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS >> CURRENTLY 18 DIGITIZED ARTIFACTS, LIKE THIS WLEL INK FROM A 1870 NORTHERN BROTHERHOOD CAN NOW BE DOWNLOADED AT HOME, AND IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO A 3DA PRINTER, YOU CAN REPRODUCE A LIFE-SIZE REPLICA OF THIS ARTIFACT. THE GO HALERS, NOT ONLY TO ENGAGE A NEW GENERATION WITH A PHYSICAL PART OF OUR PT.AS BUT ALSO HELPS FILLING THE GAPS IN STORIES THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN TD.OL >> WHAT THIS SPEAK IS THE LITERACY OF WOMEN WHO WERE WOINRKG AT BORDEL AND WE WERE ABLE TO PUT THE ARTIFACT IN 3D AND PUT IT ONLINE. >> CURRENTLY THERE ARE NEARLY 2 MILLION DIFFERENT ITEMS IN THEIR COLLECTION. INCLUDING THIS SPOON FOUND IN CHARLESTOWN, IT IS MORE THAN 400 YEARS OLD. EVENTUALLY, THEY WILL LIKE TO HAVE ALL THE ARTICLES ON THEIR DATABASE FOR YOU TO EXPLORE. IF YOU WANT TO START YOUR OWN EXPLATORION, WE HAVE A LINK FOR IT ON OUR WEBSITE, WCVB.M.CO IN WEST ROXBURY, I AM DOUG MEEHAN

Boston uses 3D printing technology to bring historical artifacts to life

An effort is currently underway to document artifacts from Boston’s many archaeological sites and make them available to you right at home.

An effort is currently underway to document artifacts from Boston’s many archaeological sites and make them available to you right at home.

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