Photo of Arikara lodge #1 taken in the late 1800s.
Archeological drawing of Arikara Lodge #1 floor plan,
based on 1950s excavation. For modeling purposes, the floor
plan is reproduced "to the inch" using AutoCad
(an engineering drawing program).
An image of a Form-Z model extruded from the AutoCad
representation of the floor plan just above. Note
the support beams are irregularly spaced and doubled
up in some places.
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This is a video of the scanning process of a re-created
Mandan earthlodge located at On-A-Slant Village just
south of Bismarck, North Dakota. The scanning and
the video was done by
Spacial Data Services Inc.