Access to long-vanished sites and experiences are enriching learning for American students visiting museums and cultural centers from coast to coast, as the United States begins to catch up with Europe and parts of Asia in the emerging field known as "virtual heritage." Many of the technology-driven advances in this new discipline are likely to become accessible to schools and colleges in the months and years ahead.

For one Kentucky resident, that future is now.

Kathy Choi touches a kiosk screen, then looks up at a larger wall screen to see digitally created yellowish-brown mounds...

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