An anthropology professor at Mount Allison University has spearheaded a project with a goal of preserving the past. Grant Aylesworth is using digital images and special 3D software to uncover the inscriptions on historic headstones in the Fort Gaspareaux National Historic Site.

“We take six to eight photos, under the same kind of constant lighting conditions, from slightly different angles, and then put them into a software program that stitches them together and makes a 3D photo model of the tombstone,” explains Aylesworth.

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