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

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The Folkton ‘Drums’ constitute three of the most remarkable decorated objects from Neolithic Britain. New analysis using Reflectance Transformation Imaging and photogrammetry has revealed evidence for previously unrecorded motifs, erasure and reworking. Hence these chalk drums were not decorated according to a single, pre-ordained scheme, but were successively carved and recarved over time. Such practices may have been widespread in the making of artefacts in Neolithic Britain. The study of these drums also demonstrates the ability of these new techniques not only to record visible motifs, but to document erased and reworked motifs clearly.

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Jones, Andrew, Cochrane, Andrew, Carter, Chris, Dawson, Ian, Diaz-Guardamino, Marta, Kotoula, Eleni and Minkin, Louisa (2015) Digital imaging and prehistoric imagery: a new analysis of the Folkton Drums Antiquity, 89, (347), pp. 1083-1095. (doi:10.15184/aqy.2015.127).

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 October 2014
Published date: October 2015
Keywords: north yorkshire, uk, neolithic, erasure, experimentation, reworking, reflectance transformation imaging, photogrammetry
Organisations: Archaeology


Local EPrints ID: 386714
ISSN: 0003-598X
PURE UUID: 1787f514-f220-46de-922f-c529ad0b9dbc

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Date deposited: 03 Feb 2016 14:43
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 19:47

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Author: Andrew Jones
Author: Andrew Cochrane
Author: Chris Carter
Author: Ian Dawson
Author: Eleni Kotoula
Author: Louisa Minkin

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