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190 pages

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Published Nov 2018

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789690255

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Digital imaging; Digital technology; Archaeology; Artefacts; Cultural history; Heritage; Museums; Museum studies

Digital Imaging of Artefacts: Developments in Methods and Aims

Edited by Kate Kelley, Rachel K. L. Wood

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Proceedings from a workshop held at Wolfson College, Oxford in 2017. In light of rapid technological developments in digital imaging, this volume aims to inform specialist and general readers about some of the ways in which imaging technologies are transforming the study and presentation of archaeological and cultural artefacts.



Foreword – by J. L. Dahl ; Introduction – by Kate Kelley and Rachel K. L. Wood ; Potential and limitations of 3D digital methods applied to ancient cultural heritage: insights from a professional 3D practitioner – by Steven Dey; The potential of hyperspectral imaging for researching colour on artefacts – by David Howell; A structured light approach to imaging ancient Near Eastern cylinder seals: how efficient 3D imaging may facilitate corpus-wide research – by Jacob. L. Dahl, Jonathon. S. Hare, Kate Kelley, Kirk Martinez, and David Young; The use of the digital microscope and multi-scale observation in the study of lapidary manufacturing techniques. A methodological approach for the preliminary phase of analysis in situ – by Elise Morero, Hara Procopiou, Jeremy Johns, Roberto Vargiolu, and Hassan Zahouani; Imaging seals and coins with various light angles and spectra: consequences for understanding and representing colour and relief – by Hendrik Hameeuw; Prehistoric stone sculptures at the Gregorio Aguilar Barea Museum, Nicaragua: photogrammetry practices and Digital Immersive Virtual Environment applications for archaeology – by Alexander Geurds, Juan Aguilar, and Fiona McKendrick; A multispectral imaging and 3D modelling project on the Arundel Marbles – by Alison Pollard; The Khosro Cup Replication Project: 3D imaging for a temporary exhibition – by Rachel K. L. Wood

About the Author

Dr KATE KELLEY received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Assyriology from the University of Oxford in 2018 and is a specialist in the socio-economic history of early Mesopotamia. She is a Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of British Columbia (2018–19), and formerly a Research Associate at the Oriental Institute, Oxford for the project Seals and Their Impressions in the Ancient Near East (2016–17). Kate has been working for the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative since 2012, including digitizing cuneiform tablets in the Louvre, the National Museum of Scotland, and the Yale Babylonian Collection. | Dr RACHEL K. L. WOOD is Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, specialising in the art and archaeology of ancient Iran. In her previous position as a postdoctoral researcher with the British Museum and University of Oxford project Empires of Faith, she was an assistant curator of the Ashmolean Museum’s exhibition Imagining the Divine: art and the rise of world religions (October 2017–February 2018).