3D scanning the archaeological dog skeleton
A key component of Museum of Sydney’s interpretation is the archaeological remains of First Government House.
Visitors can view the foundations and brick barrelled drain from the bakery through a series of glass windows set into the floor of the foyer. Beside these are a series of in floor showcases displaying some of the archaeology found during various digs in the 1980s. Imported ceramic plates, charcoal from ovens, bones from cooking and window glass feature in the cases. With so many people walking through the foyer, the glass needs replacing from time to time.
This week we have been changing the glass over, giving us the opportunity to undertake 3D scanning of some of the key items from this display, including scanning the skeleton of a much-loved dog c1820 found buried on site.