Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies

The University of South Florida’s CVAST works to document, preserve, and protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage through the use of digital visualization, geospatial technologies, informatics, and 3D virtualization.

Archeologists Uncover New Economic History of Ancient Rome

Agrigento, Italy

University of South Florida researchers are the first to successfully excavate the Roman villa of Durrueli at Realmonte, located off the southern coast of Sicily.

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La Mancha


CVAST documented a wide variaty of heritage sites in the region of La Mancha, Spain

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Paris, France

Zoology and palaeontology at the Natural History Museum in Paris

Digital Dinosaurs


3D imaging and computer animation are harnessed to bring fossil dinosaurs “back to life”