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Digital imaging and prehistoric imagery: a new analysis of the Folkton Drums

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The Folkton ‘Drums’ are the most remarkable decorated artefacts from Neolithic Britain. A new analysis using Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and photogrammetry (PG) reveals new evidence for previously unrecorded motifs in addition to plentiful evidence for erasure and reworking. A case is made for understanding the decoration of these chalk artefacts as an ongoing process of working involving experimentation. The authors also argue that such practices of making may have been more widespread in Neolithic Britain and Ireland. Additionally the study demonstrates the ability of these new techniques to not only record visible motifs, but to clearly document erased and reworked motifs.

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Jones, Andrew, Cochrane, Andrew, Diaz-Guardamino, Marta, Carter, Chris, Dawson, Ian, Kotoula, Eleni and Minkin, Louisa (2015) Digital imaging and prehistoric imagery: a new analysis of the Folkton Drums Antiquity

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Accepted/In Press date: 31 January 2015
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 374970
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/374970
ISSN: 0003-598X
PURE UUID: 0d1e7283-83bb-4a44-8227-b6e2a34e0a84

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Date deposited: 06 Mar 2015 16:21
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:21

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Author: Andrew Jones
Author: Andrew Cochrane
Author: Marta Diaz-Guardamino
Author: Chris Carter
Author: Ian Dawson
Author: Eleni Kotoula
Author: Louisa Minkin

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