Preserving Art from 15,000 years ago
Hundreds of engravings found in a cave in spain
3D laser scanning has been spreading and adopting in various countries around the world, giving it an edge that other technological devices do not have. This technology is not only for doctors and dentists but is also for researchers preserving historical art.
The fantastic thing about this technology is it doesn’t require the artifact to be handled by humans. This allows it to be in perfect condition to be scanned, giving it a longer life span as well. Instead of taking molds of specific artifacts and art pieces, it can be scanned using a 3D laser. This is faster, more gently, and an incredibly accurate way of replicating an object.
3D laser scanning is the act of a device taking thousands of pictures per second, capturing every single angle of an object collecting information on it. Once the item has been scanned, the data is then stored in a partnering system forever, through the cloud. The object can be edited or enhanced and then sent across the world in minutes.
Spain finding prehistoric art in a cave
The latest advancement in art history has happened in Spain, where researchers found hundreds of abstract engravings in a cave that they identified to be around 15,000 years old. The team has found this late October but made an official statement about the prehistoric art this month.
This find is considered a massive milestone for Catalan history. It is one of the oldest pieces of art found in that region, causing a stir among researchers and art historians. Most of the work appears to be animals and humans or abstract shapes. The team found the art in a hard to reach place in the cave. They were surprised by the quality of the art and how well it saved over the years. It was covered in sandy silt.
The benefits of using 3D lasers to preserve art
This type of find can be tricky to move and preserve, considering the age of the cave and the art. Any quality could be destroyed with the wrong touch; because of this, the public will not have access to this cave.
3D laser scanning was then involved taking scans of the entire wall. Thoroughly capturing every detail that has been saved and preserved. After it is carefully scanned and saved, other researchers around the world will have access to these scans and will be able to study this rare find. 3D laser scanners allow everyone to have access to unique prehistoric artworks without any chance of damage and with the same amount of quality as actually being in the cave.
3D laser scanners have evolved to enhance consumers’ lives. They are now making it easier to share and access information researchers would not usually get. As this technology is being adopted, it will continue to grow in versatile uses, making it possible to accomplish many different goals.