ArchaeoCafé Podcast – Episode 2-33 – Archaeology in 3D: An interview with Clarence Surette & Zeb Kawei

hosted by Otis Crandell and Renata Araujo

In this episode we talk with Clarence Surette and Zeb Kawei about 3D scanning, modelling, and printing in archaeology.

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Some useful terminology and links





Artifact GeoMorph Toolbox 3D


Lakehead Anthropology Sketchfab page


Selected reading

Quick and dirty: streamlined 3D scanning in archaeology
by Jarrod Knibbe, and others
Published in “CSCW ’14: Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing” in 2014. p. 1366–1376

Promoting the Past: The Educational Applications of 3D Scanning Technology in Archaeology
by Ashley McCuistion
Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology, 2013, Vol. 29, p. 35-42

Towards the definition of best 3D practices in archaeology: Assessing 3D documentation techniques for intra-site data recording
by Fabrizio Galeazzi
Journal of Cultural Heritage, 2016, Vol. 17, p. 159-169


About Clarence Surette

Clarence is a bio-archaeology technician at Lakehead University. A lot of his research has focused on the analysis of microfossils (such as phytoliths, pollen, starch) and how it applies to reconstructing past diets and environments. In recent years, Clarence’s work has focused on investigating the use of 3D modelling in archaeology. Since 2007, he has been the president of the Thunder Bay Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society.



About Zebedee “Zeb” Kawei

Zeb is a graduate of Lakehead University and currently an archaeologist at Ecofor Consulting. His research focuses on reconstructing paleo-environment in virtual reality.




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