A large range of 3D innovative technologies and methods are increasingly used in cultural heritage and archaeology in South Africa. It supports research in various scientific fields, including anatomy, anthropology, forensic anthropology, palaeontology, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, geology, dentistry and radiology. These innovations, for example, are well-suited to investigate the inner structure of the human body (through micro-computed tomography) and to produce high-quality 3D reconstructions of archaeological sites and land surface (through laser scanning, photogrammetry and drone surveys). This AESOP workshop is designed to expose 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.