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The world of Archaeology is one that is constantly expanding into new fields and finding new ways to present

and reveal the past to the modern present. As the f ield of archaeology increases our knowledge of the past we also have a need to i ncrease the way we can present and research our findings. Technologies of the 21 st century have created new ways for usto explore and present the past to contem porary audiences in dramatic new ways.Whether it is using satellite technology t o detect sites, study cultural areas, or using GPR to see a different view of th e ground beneath our feet, we have the ability to study and visualize archaeolog ical sites in a multitude of new ways. One of the more recent technologies that found its way into the field of archaeology is three dimensional modeling and de sign. As we gather the ability to better represent the past in the digital realm through the use of satellites and electronic mapping techniques, as well as 3D scanning technology, the art of 3D modeling has considerable potential to become not only an excellent public outreach tool but one that can aid in research in and out of the field. There has certainly been use of 3D modeling in archaeolog y for the past decade; however, it is still a developing aspect of archaeology a nd still has much to offer. The goal of this paper is to view cost effective opt ions as well as discussing the public outreach and research potential of 3D mode ls