Location: Colorado         Length: 3 min

The complex World Heritage site of Mesa Verde is a good challenge for CyArk, a Kacyra Family Foundation project that is preserving the world's most valued cultural heritage sites in three-dimensional digital form. Ancestral Puebloans at Mesa Verde built cliff dwellings in AD 1200–1300. A field team in 2005 visited one site there, Spruce Tree House, to test CyArk's advanced documentation techniques. This video shows how CyArk is preserving the site in digital imagery through laser scanning and the most accurate 3D models possible today.

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Produced by the Kacyra Family Foundation in 2006

3D Scanner (Wikipedia)

CyArk 3D Heritage Archive Network

High Definition Documentation of Archaeology (PDF; CyArk)

Mesa Verde National Park (National Park Service)

Mesa Verde National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Centre)

UNESCO World Heritage Centre (Official Site)