banner USF Home College of Arts & Sciences OASIS myUSF USF A-Z Index

USF Home > College of Arts and Sciences > Alliance For Integrated Spatial Technologies

Project Banner

Kaminaljuyu Sculpture Project, Guatemala

Created with flickr slideshow.

An Expandable Three-Dimensional Database Sponsored by a major research grant from the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI)

This project establishes an expandable three-dimensional corpus of sculpted monuments from the site of Kaminaljuyu Guatemala. This site was a socioeconomic epicenter during the Formative and Classic periods that witnessed the restructuring of the symbolic manifestations of power and authority. The diachronic sequence of iconographic and epigraphic transformation contained on the site's sculpted monuments will be captured by ultra-high definition three-dimensional laser scans. The entire database of Kaminaljuyu sculpture will be available to international researchers, teachers, and students who can view, download, and manipulate each image from Mesoamerican Three-Dimensional Imaging Project page available on the FAMSI web site.


Mesoamerican Sculpture: Three-Dimensional Documentation to Dissemination


View our interactive presentation of the Kaminaljuyu Sculpture Projects

In the video above, a team from the University of South Florida's Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies is using 3D laser scanning to document carved and incised archaeological materials from the site of Kaminaljuyu in Guatemala. Here, the team is using a Minolta Vivid 9i Laser Scanner to fully document a carved Mayan ceramic vessel from another site. The piece is at the Popol Vuh Museum in Guatemala City. The project is sponsored by a grant from the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI), Travis Doering, Project Director is speaking to a representative from the museum as Co-director, Lori Collins processes the scan data.

Chapter 11, Revisiting Kaminaljuyu Monument 65 in Three-Dimensional High Definition by Travis Doering and L...