Anclote Missile Tracking Annex Virtual World

The Anclote Missile Tracking Annex (AMTA) Virtual World presents a version of the AMTA as it existed during the height of the Cold War, circa 1962. The AMTA consisted of 14 buildings and structures that supported America’s missile defense system during this tense historical period. The military complex was a relatively short-lived site – operations began in 1958 and ended in 1969.

SEARCH documented the structural remains of the AMTA in 2015. The dilapidated conditions of the buildings represented a safety hazard and the current landowner was forced to demolish the ruined structures. Fortunately, kind support from the landowner allowed SEARCH to undertake a thorough documentation of the property, which served as the basis for the virtual reconstruction of the site presented below.

Explore and learn about the AMTA using the instructions below. 



Instructions for moving around the virtual world are shown below. You can also view a map of the site by pressing the Esc key. This map provides another way of accessing building descriptions, and allows you to teleport to new locations as well.


If you have trouble viewing the web version of the virtual world, consider downloading a PC or Mac version to run on your local computer.

Download PC Version Here | Download Mac version here
July 14, 2016

SEARCH's Blind Armadillo

April 12, 2016

April Fools' Day 2016 - SEARCHX

SEARCHX Astro-Archaeologist Job Pre-Posting

Florida-based, Interstellar Travel Required

SEARCH is pleased to announce the launch of SEARCHX, the planet’s first interstellar archaeology program.  Our new Astro-Archaeologists are making a big bang in the industry—SEARCHX has landed a lunar contract, and is in negotiations for missions to Mars and one expedition to Europa, a suburb of Jupiter.  To keep up with soaring demand, SEARCHX will soon be looking for 321 zero gravity recruits to dig deep space.      

To perform this position successfully, candidates should possess:

  1.  Master's degree in Archaeology, Astronomy, and Linguistics
  2.  Ability to troubleshoot thermonuclear and/or cold fusion propulsion systems  
  3.  Experience forging favorable relationships with host communities
  4.  Ability to commit to 15- to 30-year deployments without any guarantee of safe return
  5.  Celestial navigation experience
  6.  One successful summit to Everest, K2, or Denali  
  7.  Ability to sleep soundly without snoring
  8.  Roller coaster enthusiasm
  9.  Trampoline skill
 10. Passport

Former astronauts and submarine veterans and will be given priority consideration.  Pay is based on all non-hibernating hours worked.  Direct deposit is mandatory.  Quarters, meals, and transportation will be provided.  On-site medical, dental, and wellness program provided in lieu of insurance coverage.  Frequent flyer miles will be awarded for inter-planetary travel—orbital mileage does not apply.           

Please do not apply at this time; the actual job posting will appear in the near future.

Contact us for any additional information -

SEARCH (Land)—SEARCH2O (Water)—SEARCHX (Space)

April 04, 2016

Caribbean Cannon in 3D

Zoom, click, and drag this historic cannon at Fort Charles, one of the earliest and longest-lasting British forts in the Caribbean (1620s-1890s). SEARCH’s Digital Heritage Director, Edward Gonzalez-Tennant, PhD created this interactive model using photogrammetry. This exciting frontier in archaeology helps to preserve cultural data by converting photographs of artifacts, sites, statues, and structures into accurate digital models.

Cannon at Fort Charles, Nevis, West Indies by Edward Gonzalez-Tennant on Sketchfab


March 23, 2016

Historic Sweeteners

March 23, 2016

Water World

Sea level rise during the last Ice Age dramatically affected our planet’s coastal geography, flooding countless archaeological sites. Underwater archaeologists explore these vast submerged lands, rewriting our prehistoric past.

Video Graphic: Ben Barnes 


September 18, 2014
Tags: Video

Cape San Blas Lighthouse Laser Preservation

With hurricanes and erosion threatening, Eglin AFB deployed SEARCH to laser scan the 130-year old Cape San Blas Lighthouse before its move inland, and 3D replicas were made to commemorate this historic project. 

July 29, 2014