It is my great pleasure to release Visions of Substance: 3D Imaging in Mediterranean Archaeology edited by Brandon R. Olson and William R. Caraher with contributions by James Newhard, Adam Rabinowitz, Andrew Reinhard, Sebastian Heath, Ethan Gruber, Rachel Opitz, Eric Poehler, Guido Nockeman, and Brandon Olson with Ryan Placchetti, Jody M. Gordon, Curtis Runnels, and Steve Chomyszak.
As readers of this blog know, these contributions began as a series of “3D Thursday” blog posts, but soon took on a life of their own as citations in scholarly publications and reading assignments in classes around the world. This volume consists of expanded and refined versions of many of the 3D Thursday papers with a new introduction. We feel confident that this is the first accessible primer to introduce both the theory and practice of 3D imaging in a Mediterranean and European archaeology. This slim volume is ideally suited for classroom use particular in Mediterranean archaeology classes which have tended to focus less on the technologies of archaeological work and more on formal concerns.
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From the back of the book:
With the advent of low-cost and easy to use 3D imagining tools, the discipline of archaeology is on the cusp of a major change in how we document, study, and publish archaeological contexts. While there are a growing number of volumes dedicated to this subject, Visions of Substance: 3D Imaging in Mediterranean Archaeology represents an accessible and conversational introduction to the theory and practice of 3D imaging techniques in a Mediterranean and European context.
Original published as series of popular blog posts, the articles in this volume maintain their energetic and approachable tone, but now have full citations and an expanded introduction.