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Methodological considerations of integrating portable digital Technologies in the analysis and management of complex superimposed Californian pictographs: from spectroscopy and spectral imaging to 3-D scanning

Methodological considerations of integrating portable digital Technologies in the analysis and management of complex superimposed Californian pictographs: from spectroscopy and spectral imaging to 3-D scanning
Methodological considerations of integrating portable digital Technologies in the analysis and management of complex superimposed Californian pictographs: from spectroscopy and spectral imaging to 3-D scanning
How can the utilization of newly developed advanced portable technologies give us greater understandings of the most complex of prehistoric rock art? This is the questions driving The Gordian Knot project analysing the polychrome Californian site known as Pleito. New small transportable devices allow detailed on-site analyses of rock art. These non-destructive portable technologies can use X-ray and Raman technology to determine the chemical elements used to make the pigment that makes the painting; they can use imaging techniques such as Highlight Reflective Transformation Imaging and dStretch© to enhance their visibility; they can use digital imagery to disentangle complex superimposed paintings; and they can use portable laser instruments to analyse the micro-topography of the rock surface and integrate these technologies into a 3-D environment. This paper outlines a robust methodology and preliminary results to show how an integration of different portable technologies can serve rock art research and management.
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Robinson, David, Baker, Matthew J., Bedford, Clare, Perry, Jennifer, Wienholdm, Michelle, Bernard, Julienne, Reeves, Dan, Kotoula, Eleni, Gandy, Devlin and Miles, James (2015) Methodological considerations of integrating portable digital Technologies in the analysis and management of complex superimposed Californian pictographs: from spectroscopy and spectral imaging to 3-D scanning. Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, 1-50. (doi:10.1016/j.daach.2015.06.001).

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How can the utilization of newly developed advanced portable technologies give us greater understandings of the most complex of prehistoric rock art? This is the questions driving The Gordian Knot project analysing the polychrome Californian site known as Pleito. New small transportable devices allow detailed on-site analyses of rock art. These non-destructive portable technologies can use X-ray and Raman technology to determine the chemical elements used to make the pigment that makes the painting; they can use imaging techniques such as Highlight Reflective Transformation Imaging and dStretch© to enhance their visibility; they can use digital imagery to disentangle complex superimposed paintings; and they can use portable laser instruments to analyse the micro-topography of the rock surface and integrate these technologies into a 3-D environment. This paper outlines a robust methodology and preliminary results to show how an integration of different portable technologies can serve rock art research and management.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 June 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 14 June 2015
Organisations: Archaeology

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/378070
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Date deposited: 24 Jun 2015 13:38
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 20:42

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Author: David Robinson
Author: Matthew J. Baker
Author: Clare Bedford
Author: Jennifer Perry
Author: Michelle Wienholdm
Author: Julienne Bernard
Author: Dan Reeves
Author: Eleni Kotoula
Author: Devlin Gandy
Author: James Miles

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