Computational Photography, 3-D Modeling, and Online Publication of Basketry for Cache Cave, California

Eleni Kotoula, David W. Robinson, Devlin Gandy, Edward A. Jolie

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Advanced 2-D and 3-D computer visualizations are increasingly being used for recording and documentation, analysis, dissemination, and public engagement purposes. Recent technological advances not only considerably improve data acquisition, processing, and analysis but also enable easy and efficient online presentation. This article evaluates the contributions of advanced 2-D and 3-D computer visualization and discusses the potential of 3-D modeling for recording basketry technology and documenting the state of preservation of baskets. It explores the available analysis, integration, and online dissemination tools, using as case studies recently excavated baskets from Cache Cave in southern California. Results indicate that the proposed methodology, which incorporates reflectance transformation imaging visualizations and photogrammetric 3-D models, which are further processed using 3-D modeling software and integrated analysis tools and then transformed to a Web-based format, is a useful addition to the basketry analysis toolkit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-381
Number of pages16
JournalAdvances in Archaeological Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • basketry
  • digitization
  • documentation
  • integration
  • photogrammetry
  • reflectance transformation imaging
  • technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology


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