Lost City Museum Collection Project Highlight

A new three dimensional (3D) digitization project is on-going at Lost City Museum. Benjamin Van Alstyne is producing models of select bowls, canteens, jars and cooking pots. These are prehistoric items that were recovered from archaeological excavations in Moapa Valley. The 3D models are hosted on SketchFab.com, where they can be viewed using smartphones, tablets and desktop computers in virtual reality. The objects are labeled with interesting facts such as how they were made, decorated and the time period when they were used. A user can click the numbered annotations and read the description below the 3D model to learn more about the artifact. Click here for a demonstration.