Fire Temple - Mesa Verde National Park, United States of America

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Project NameFire Temple - Mesa Verde National Park
CountryUnited States of America
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Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial0.677 GBLeica SS1 Time of Flight Scanner
Site DescriptionLocated at the upper end of Fewkes Canyon, along the Mesa Top Loop the Fire Temple site is thought to have served a ceremonial function and contains several walls with pictographs. In 1906 52,073 acres (81 sq mi) of a mesa top and its canyons were designated the Mesa Verde National Park. In 1976 the site became a designated wilderness preserve, and in 1978 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park was formed to protect and preserve the more than 700 years of Native American history located within its boundaries which are represented by over 4,000 archaeological sites. These Native Americans, known as the Anasazi by the Navajo and the Ancestral Puebloans to the National Park Service, are most famous for their cliff dwellings.
Project DescriptionIn June 2005 Texas Tech University, the University of California at Berkeley, CyArk, and INSIGHT Digital undertook a research project in collaboration with the National Park Service to better understand how digital documentation could assist conservation activities at Mesa Verde National Park. Several archaeological sites at the park were documented as well as several artifacts housed in the site museum to demonstrate the advantages and capabilities of high definition survey and documentation. The project was funded by the Kacyra Family Foundation.
Collection Date0000-00-00 to 0000-00-00
Publication Date2020-06-22
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
CollectorsCyArk , Texas Tech University , University of California at Berkeley , INSIGHT
Site AuthorityNational Park Service
2020: Fire Temple - Mesa Verde National Park - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by CyArk , Texas Tech University , University of California at Berkeley , INSIGHT . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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