Projects

Projects

Global

This page provides an overview of some of the projects we are working on. Be sure to check back for updates!

An interactive map of our projects in ArcGIS can be found here.

La Mancha Project

Spain

CVAST is collaborating with the University of Castilla-La Mancha to scan the archaeological heritage of the La Mancha region of Spain.

French National Museum of Natural History

Paris, France

In the spring of 2016, CVAST scanned the The Galerie de paléontologie et d’anatomie comparée (Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy) at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris (MNHN).

Virtual Osteology of the World

Global

Building on the success of the Virtual Zooarchaeology of the Arctic Project (VZAP), we are expanding the collections on a global scale. Through collaborations we are creating virtual osteological comparative collections from around the world.

Digital Dinosaurs

Global

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

Tampa Museum of Art: Virtual Interaction and Classical Antiquity

Tampa, Florida, United States

The virtualization of the Collection of Antiquities hosted in the Lemonopoulos and MacKechnie Galleries at the Tampa Museum of Art for global public sharing.

DYCAST: Zika virus early warning system

Florida and Brazil

A predictive model that generates real-time risk maps for the Zika virus in order to target mosquito control efforts.

VASP

Syracuse, Italy

The virtualization of the Greek and Roman collection of the Archaeological Museum of Siracusa and of main urban and suburban archaeological sites representing the archaeological context for artifacts in the collection.

Virtual Karam Collection

Tampa, Florida, United States

CVAST has undertaken the overall reappraisal of the Karam collection of archaeological artefacts kept in the Special Collection Department of the University of South Florida Libraries, in order to virtualize it and share it digitally with the public.

RAM3D

Mediterranean region

Ancient Mediterranean warships and their main offensive weapon, large bronze rams mounted on their bows at the waterline.

Bird skulls: Morphological and functional evolution

Global

We are using a combination of surface and microCT scans to understand how the range of diets and behaviours seen in modern birds is linked to beak and skull shape, and their biomechanical performance.

Picasso at USF: Bust of a Woman

Tampa, Florida, United States

CVAST archaeologist and art historian Kamila Oles and landscape archaeologist Lukasz Banaszek are realizing Pablo Picasso’s dream of a great monument and the world’s largest concrete sculpture, which -although planned- has never been constructed.