Modern technology enhances artifacts
Virtual images of an earring from the 1600s or 1700s and a 7,000-year-old projectile point are among the exhibits in a show opening at the Palace of the Governors later this month.
The state Conservation Lab recently used a laser scanner from a Los Alamos firm to make the three-dimensional images of the items.
"This way, these (small artifacts) can be made larger and they can be rotated so people can see them" on a computer screen, said Mark MacKenzie, director of conservation and chief conservator for the eight-person lab located in the basement of the Museum of International Folk Art.
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