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October 2012

Seeing in a New Light – Archaeological Computing Research Group Seminar

Speaker: Sally Ford Location: Digital Archaeology Lab, Building 65a, Avenue Campus, Southampton Date: 26.10.2012, 2-3pm This Friday is the first ACRG seminar of the term, and we welcome all students and staff to attend. Seeing in a new light: How can polynomial texture mapping help record forensic investigations of cremations? Polynomial texture mapping is an image capture and processing technique used to record and represent details from a surface. Continue reading →

AHRC RTISAD project leads to new research around proto-Elamite

Read a news article on the BBC website about our collaboration with University of Oxford to develop a Reflectance Transformation Imaging system for recording ancient documents. This work was partly funded by an AHRC grant under the DEDEFI scheme. Our role at Southampton has been to develop the capture software and bespoke hardware - described in the article as "part sci-fi, part-DIY, is providing the most detailed and high quality images ever taken of these elusive symbols cut into clay tablets. Continue reading →

sotonDH small grant: Scanning Winchester Cathedral (part two)

Having received a small sotonDH student research grant I took the ScanStation 2 laser scanner owned by the Geography department to Winchester cathedral. Scanning started with the Pilgrims’ hall located next the Pilgrims’ school (attached) with both the interior and exterior being scanned at a 2cm resolution. The resolution was chosen through a combination of trying to gain enough data that can be used to create a reasonable representation of the building with the time available. Continue reading →