"The third dimension makes all the difference"

3D Imaging in a South African context - an AESOP workshop

South Africa is a country rich in heritage and the European Union recognises the importance of joining hands with a number of universities in South Africa to not only preserve its heritage, but also to promote it through state of the art technology and opportunity. 

In collaboration with the EU’s AESOP and AESOP Plus, the University of Pretoria is hosting a cutting-edge workshop that will expose attendees to the latest 3D technologies in a South African context. This workshop will also offer exciting excursions to heritage sites such as the Cradle of Humankind, as well as the Sterkfontein Caves and Necsa. Register now to be sure not to miss out on this first-of-its-kind opportunity. Deadline for International Registration: 31 August 2015. Deadline for registration of RSA citizens: 30 September 2015.

A large range of innovative technologies and methods are increasingly used for heritage purposes (particularly in archaeology) as well as for research in various sciences, including anatomy. For example, these innovations are well-suited to investigate the inner structure of the human body (through micro-computed tomography) or to produce high-quality 3D reconstructions of archaeological sites and land surface (through laser scanning, photogrammetry and drone surveys). Other techniques for registering outer structure are presented as well. This AESOP workshop is designed to expose the students to cutting-edge 3D technologies in a South African context. The diversity of possibilities for registration of structure show-cased in this workshop are envisaged to create the incentive for new training and career development opportunities.

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