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Celebrating Apollo’s ‘Giant Leap’

Celebrating Apollo’s ‘Giant Leap’

National Public Radio’s Science Friday covers the Apollo Mission Anniversary and features the work of the Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections in the USF Libraries. Dr. Lori Collins and the DHHC team are highlighted in the story and SciFri produced a web...

When It Rains It Pours!

When It Rains It Pours!

Field update – for several days we had light to no rain, coming only for short periods in the afternoon, but then we really got RAIN!!! For about 4 hours straight we had consistent downpours. Fortunately, our 3D Specialists working on the monument documentation (Jorge...

No Rain Meets Hot!

No Rain Meets Hot!

March 19, 2019 post – No rain today, but a heat has definitely returned. Our team continued with the terrestrial laser scanning survey in the site Acropolis and southwest portion of the Great Plaza today. Our newest TLS bit of kit is the Leica RTC360 scanner- which is...

Field Work Continues

Field Work Continues

Light rain in the morning with brief showers just before noon seems to be the weather pattern. Our team has been working with short, mid and long range terrestrial laser scanners, with today including about 7 hours of scanning time. We are working with three TLS...

The Importance of Our Work

The Importance of Our Work

The massive carved stone monuments of the archaeological site of Quiriguá, in the municipality of Los Amates, Department of Izabal, Guatemala are the finest examples of art, iconography, and epigraphy in the ancient Maya World, and serve as “an essential source for...

Notes from the Field

Notes from the Field

Arriving to the city on Friday, we immediately went to the museum. We were in a hurry to gain access to Quiriguá Altar L, because the piece was set to be on loan to a museum in Toronto and would not be available after this week for our team to digitize. Using our...

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