PhD Student Kevin Garstki embraces digital archaeology

PhD student Kevin Garstki’s work with Art History Professor Derek Counts is featured in a UWM News feature: Digital Archaeology changes exploration of the past.

“This innovative technology could help archaeologists and art historians in a number of ways, says Counts, including allowing archaeological objects that have been broken and scattered over a wide area to be digitally reassembled. In their work, for example, Counts and his team have excavated more than 4,000 fragments of broken limestone and terra-cotta sculptures. With the use of 3D imaging, information databases and computer algorithms, the researchers could search tens of thousands of fragments to find ‘joins’ that might help them reassemble the puzzles.”