Bernard Means

Meet VCU’s Authors: Bernard Means

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Bernard Means, Instructor of Anthropology
On the Rooftop of the World: 3D Archaeology in Far North India

The state of Uttarakhand in northern India is known as the “Land of the Gods” because of the numerous pilgrimage centers scattered across this rugged landscape, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Beginning in August 2015, Dr. Bernard Means traveled to Uttarakhand and began an ambitious project working with archaeologists at Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Srinagar to document important sculptures and other artifacts from these temples, using 3-D digital scanning technology to make them more accessible both to people in northern India and across the globe. Dr. Means, one of the leading exponents of 3-D scanning technology, discusses in this talk his visit to India and the broader implications of using new scanning methods to document and disseminate historical evidence.

Wednesday March 21, 2018
7:00 pm
Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (room 250), Cabell Library