Reconstructing the Past

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Historical written documents, drawings, illustrations and archaeological studies create an accurate image of Bunce Island. Now with computer aided design (CAD), design specialist with archaeologist can produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional images and apply accurate textures to digitally reconstruct environments that no longer exist and bring the past back to life.

The digital computer reconstruction image of the slave castle compound above represents the bastions and fortification walls with embrassures, office tower on left, gate entry tower on right and Bunce Island House in the center. Moving the cursor over the image will change it to a digital  computer wireframe illustrating developmental process in 3D from two dimensional measured CAD drawing.

A navigation bar above contains eight divisions each of which will display a separate image when moving the cursor over and, when clicked, lead to new reconstuction division offering several sections.

Virtual archaeology uses 3-D computer graphics to visualize scientific data. Since archaeologists uncover vast amounts of information, analyzing these findings has always been difficult and time-consuming. Design specialist using sophisticated software are now making it possible to visualize archaeological data in greater depth and detail than ever before to create photo-realistic images of houses and entire settlements, showing them in naturalistic detail as they were hundreds or thousands of years ago.

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