Las Capas Area F



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This Photosynth documents Area F of the site of Las Capas. The main point of this Photosynth project is to explore how the system can be used to document large profile exposures containing detailed stratigraphy. There are a couple of ancient canal cross sections as well.

Photography by Mat Devitt
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Date Created 6/9/2009

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TonyErnst Over 1 year ago
Wow, amazing point cloud. Another great synth Doug!
David-Photosynth-Team Over 1 year ago
Doug -- could you please give us a link to the best general introduction to this research, and add a few highlights showing those canal cross sections? Very interested in understanding what you're learning with this dig. Thank you!
Douglas_Gann Over 1 year ago
Hey David. You bet. I;ve added some highlights to try and help make sense of what you are seeing. This is "archaeologists archaeology," digging not so much for artifacts but incredibly subtle changes in soil color and texture.

A good overview of this project was written up by the Los Angeles Times, see (But ignore the embarrassing sour grapes at the end, we are going to be able to say a great deal about these people once excavation and analysis is completed).

A local story gives more info at

Finally, highlights from our own publication are available here:, and a Native American perspective on this research is available as well at

Cheers, and thanks for giving us such a cool tool!
David-Photosynth-Team Over 1 year ago
Thanks Douglas and thanks for your email too. I'm going to read the paper you sent me. Cheers, David.
synthfeatured Over 1 year ago
Congratulations! We chose this synth to be featured on the front page of the site on September 11th, 2009. It will stay featured for part of the week.
eah Over 1 year ago
amazing this was done with only 233 shots (i bet that actually helps here) beautiful!
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