New Data Paper Series

The JTAH.org is very pleased to announce our collaboration with Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr., Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University, to publish a series of Data Papers. This series of data papers is focused on research of 3D geometric morphometrics analysis of pottery using scans made with the Creaform GoSCAN50 device running VXElements and Geomagic Design X. These data have applications to augment many research designs in the humanities and ceramic studies and other comparative research topics.

The first two peer reviewed data papers in this series are now available online at the JTAH.org website under the Publications/Data Papers tabs. For your convenience, the titles with abstracts are listed below. You may click on either abstract title to go directly to them on the JTAH.org website. These papers contain 3D interactive imagery.

3D Scan Data for Caddo Ceramic Vessels from the George C. Davis Site (41CE19)
Robert Z. Selden Jr., Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University

Abstract
On June 8, 2015, the intact and reconstructed vessels from the George C. Davis site (41CE19) were scanned (3D) in advance of an analysis of 3D geometric morphometrics. These data were collected using a Creaform GoSCAN50 running VXElements via the scanner direct control function in Geomagic Design X. All data associated with this project are available in Zenodo under a Creative Commons Attribution license, where they can be downloaded for use in additional projects. These data have the capacity to augment numerous research designs in the digital humanities and ceramic studies, as well as a wide range of comparative research topics throughout the American Southeast. The reuse potential for these data is significant.

3D Scan Data for Caddo Ceramic Vessels from 41WD60 in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Collections
Robert Z. Selden Jr., Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University

Abstract
In February of 2015, 19 Caddo burial vessels in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Collections were scanned (3D) using a ZScanner 700CX running VXElements 4.1 via the scanner direct control function in Geomagic Design X 2015.2.0. These data will be used in a research design aimed at the 3D geometric morphometric analysis of Caddo burial vessels. Post-processing of these data occurred in Geomagic Design X, and quality control for missing data leveraged both Geomagic Design X and Geomagic Verify. In addition to the 3D morphometrics study, these data can augment a wide variety of digital humanities and archaeological projects.

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