Sivu'ovi, United States of America

General Attributes
Project NameSivu'ovi
CountryUnited States of America
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - TerrestrialN/A GBLeica C10 , Leica SS2 Time of Flight Scanner , Time of Flight Scanner
Site DescriptionThe Arizona Petrified Forest National Park contains one of the world’s largest concentrations of petrified wood, historic structures, archaeological sites and fossils. Scattered throughout the park are traces of nearly 13,000 years of human history and culture. Located in the southern portion of the Petrified Forest National Park, Sivu'ovi is an extensive site containing the remains of a large Basketmaker II period pit house village and several small Pueblo period rubble mounds.
Project DescriptionIn 2011, the National Park Service and CyArk collaborated to digitally preserve Sivu'ovi, Petrified Forest National Park. The main goals of the project were to document the Sivu'ovi sites and the surrounding landscape and to create a base digital record of Sivu'ovi for use in archaeological research, conservation, education, and tourism. Many of the sites are situated on the edge of the bluff, which creates serious erosion problems. Theft of petrified wood is also a major concern, and nearly 14 tons of the fossil wood disappear from the forest each year. The documentation process included digital photography, terrestrial laser scanning, traditional survey, and HDR panoramic photography.
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Collection Date2011-12-21 to 2011-12-24
Publication Date2021-04-20
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
PartnersLeica Geosystems
Site AuthorityNational Park Service
2021: Sivu'ovi - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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