VR and Annotated Roller Stamp, MexicoYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Excavated at the site of San Andrés near the Olmec center of La Venta in Tabasco, Mexico, this artifact is important, suggesting writing in Mesoamerica began in the La Venta area during the Formative Period (Pohl et al. 2002). Drs. Lori Collins and Travis Doering (University of South Florida Libraries) in cooperation with Dr. Mary Pohl (Florida State University), 3D laser scanned the roller stamp in 2005. Collins and Doering along with 3D Specialist Jorge González (USF), have now digitally “unrolled” and 3D printed the stamp. New visualizations demonstrate how it would have been used in ancient times. The piece dates to c. 500 B.C.E. (Pohl personal communication).
Pohl, Mary; Kevin O. Pope, and Christopher von Nagy (2002). “Olmec Origins of Mesoamerican Writing”. Science 298 (5600): 1984–1987. doi:10.1126/science.1078474. PMID 12471256.