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3D Scanning

Wesleyan University recently purchased an Artec Space Spider 3D scanner. The scanner is housed in the Environmental Archaeology Lab, and models can be printed in a variety of ways in Wesleyan’s IDEAS lab. We have started scanning collections on campus (over 150 models made so far!), and we are currently developing interdisciplinary applications for the use of 3D models and 3D printed objects in research, teaching, and exhibits. Our lab team is available to help scan objects, especially materials needed for teaching online and accessibility. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you are interested in using the scanner.

3D Scanning News and Updates

  • Virtually Within Reach (repost)
    Virtually Within Reach [Taken from the Wesleyan University Magazine] Photo copyright Andy & Yu Kai Tan Employing 3D-scanning technology to create computerized…
  • 3D scanning report
    3D Scanning Project Report Fall 2021 Report by Andres Angeles-Paredes 24’ and Fletcher Levy 23’  During the fall of 2021, we worked…
  • Cataloging Bones (Spring 2021)
    Cataloging Bones! Spring 2021 During the spring of 2021, students enrolled in Professor Brunson’s ARCP257 Environmental Archaeology class spent part of the…

3D Collections Highlights

Explore some of our 3D models below! More virtual exhibits are coming soon!

Click on any of the tiles below to check out our additional scans!


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Sharktoothed Sword From Kiribati
Shark-Toothed Sword from Kiribati​ Scanned by Andy Tan (’21)Shark-Toothed Sword (te toanea), Republic of Kiribati 1870.376.31 This is one of several shark-toothed weapons in Wesleyan’s collections, acquired from the Missionary Lyceum in…
Austral Islands Paddle Club
Austral Islands Paddle Club​ Scanned by Andy Tan (’21) Paddle Club, Raivavae (Austral Islands)  1870.371.1  Despite its name, this object was never intended to be used as…
Chamber Pot From Historic Middletown Excavations
Chamber Pot From Historic Middletown Excavations Scanned by Andy Tan (’21) Ceramic Chamber Pot, Middletown, CT   WA 250.16  This chamber pot was excavated from a…
Cup From Historic Middletown Excavations
Cup From Historic Middletown Excavations Scanned by Andy Tan (’21) Ceramic Tea Cup, Middletown, CT   WA 250.14  During the 18th century, trade with China was changing the…
Tongan Paddle Club
Tongan Paddle Club Scanned by Andy Tan (’21) Paddle Club (Fiji or Tonga)   1870.341.1 Dr. Peter H. Buck (Te Rangi Hīroa), director of Honolulu’s Bishop Museum for…
Pig Skull
Pig (Sus) Skull This is a 3D scan of a pig skull. The scan is best viewed when full screen! Scans may take some time…
Glyptodon Head
Glyptodon Head This is a 3D scan of Wesleyan’s famous glyptodon’s (Shelly) head! The scan is best viewed when full screen! Scans may take some…
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