- PhD student
I completed my Ba with Upper Second Class Honours at the University of Southampton in 2009 followed by my Msc in 2010 at the same university. My Msc dissertation followed the use of interactive models within the publication of the excavation record.
My current research is focused on the relevance of structural analysis within archaeological interpretation and archaeological modelling with Winchester cathedral close being used as a case study. The research focuses on creating a STAR report of building surveying whilst at the same employing finite element analysis that is often used within architectural and engineering studies; the work will also include a dedicated geophysical survey of the grounds of the close and an up to date building survey.
I am involved in a number of on going projects that include the AHRC funded Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) project; the AHRC funded Portus project through the recording and processing of laser scan data; and the AHRC funded Parnassus project which is directly related to my PhD. I have also just begun another project with Kris Strutt to analyse the geophysical evidence of both Southampton and Winchester.
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My research includes a number of three dimensional recording techniques, namely triangulation laser scanner, time of flight and phase laser scanning, LiDAR, photogrammetry, structured light and computed tomography scanning. I am also heavily involved in the photographic capturing within the Archaeological Computing Research Group with expertise in general and multispectral photography, gigapixel imaging and Reflectance Transformation Imaging. Other research interests including building surveying and geophysics where I have a wealth of experience through many university run projects.
Strutt, K.D. and Miles, J. (2011) New achaeological surveys at Wolvesey Palace, the cathedral and Winchester college, Winchester, Hampshire. ISAP News. The Newsletter of the International Society for Archaeological Prospection , 28
J. Miles, M. Mavrogordato, I. Sinclair, D. Hinton and G. Earl (In Press) The use of computed tomography within the study of archaeological coins. In, Proceedings of the 40th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2012). Southampton, UK.
J. Miles, A. Erkal, D. D’Ayala, S. Keay and G. Earl(In Press) Reconstruction of Ruined Archaeological Structures Using Structural Analysis Methods. In, Proceedings of the 40th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2012). Southampton, UK.
G. Earl, P. Copeland, G. Cox, M. Harrison, J. Miles, C. Triantafillou, S. Keay (in prep) Reflexive approaches to the computational modelling, simulation and interpretation of the Building 5 complex at Portus, Italy.
The voice of Easter Island in the British Museum, 10 Apr 2013
Winchester Cathedral RTI Community Day, 12 Feb 2013
How to fix incorrectly aligned RTI images, 08 Feb 2013
Laser Scanning at Portus, 28 Oct 2012
GigaPan work at Bodiam Castle, 04 Oct 2012
Recent RTI work at the National Archives, Kew, 04 Oct 2012
Computed Tomography scanning of Roman Coins, 16 Jul 2012
GigaPan imaging, 02 Apr 2012