Laser Scanning at Mesa Verde


This project focuses on digital preservation and non-destructive analysis of ancestral puebloan architecture in the southwest United States. For over 100 years, research within archaeological districts such as the World Heritage site at Mesa Verde has provided valuable origin and cultural information to the current day Native American cultures, the scientific community, and the general public.


The project, in partnership with the National Park Service at Mesa Verde and discipline specialists at the Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College and Arizona State University, builds upon that significant research through the use of non-invasive laser scanning technologies and development of research tools to digitally preserve and analyze ancestral puebloan architecture and associated artifacts.

Laser Scanning