January 25, 2022

Idaho State University & Grand Teton National Park Create New 3-D Imagery, Documentation of Native American Artifacts

Note: A gallery of 18 3D images from the collection are currently available online.

From Idaho State University:

Idaho State University researchers are working with Grand Teton National Park and various tribes to better document about 50 Native American artifacts from the park’s David T. Vernon Collection and create digital 3-D visualizations of them.


ISU researchers are working the National Park Service and the tribes to develop text and maps to go with the visualizations. Guild conducted consultations with the tribes from throughout the United States to help select objects for 3-D documentation.  Cultural and technical information about each object’s origin location and creation were collected to aid in better understanding and interpreting these Vernon Collection objects.

This project is about halfway completed and is due to be finished by January. In addition to the visual displays, this project will create new cultural datasets to aid in the creation of interpretive materials about the objects. They will also create training materials for park staff so that other projects and parks can create 3-D imagery for cultural resources and museum collections.

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Learn More: Direct to Project Website:  The David T. Vernon Collection – 3D Documentation Project

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