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Texture Viewsheds

Texture Viewsheds provide a powerful means for comparing the spatial characteristics of different environments, including issues such as enclosure, encounter and liminality. Initial results based on models of the Holyrood Church, Southampton and the House of the Birds, Italica indicate that this methodology may offer a useful additional element to the existing spatial analysis toolset, which includes approaches such as access analysis, cumulative and total viewsheds and isovists. Continue reading →

ACRG Website

The Archaeological Computing Research Group are developing a new website, using Wordpress and social media, to support our ever growing community of researchers.  The work of the ACRG is multidisciplinary, and we are working to develop online support for a variety of projects, using new technologies and methodological approaches to encourage cross-pollination between projects, departments, disciplines, and institutions. Continue reading →

JISC DataPool Project

Some services already provide support for research data management, often serving specific disciplines or subjects, but these are not designed to provide comprehensive coverage of funded research. Complementing this is the institutional approach, to collect and store all research data produced across disciplines within the institution. Continue reading →

Institutional Data Management Blueprint

Building on the developed policy and service-oriented computing framework, the project scoped and evaluated a pilot implementation plan for an institution-wide data model, which can be integrated into existing research workflows and extended the potential of existing data storage systems, including those linked to discipline and national shared service initiatives. Continue reading →

Structural Analysis and Archaeological Modelling

The work which is closely tied to the AHRC Parnassus project will follow on from the Modelling Winchester project and Portus project using the data to perform a structural analysis of both standing and reconstructed buildings. The research will allow for archaeological interpretations of various forms of architecture to be answered with a higher certainty using structural failure mechanisms inherent with finite element analysis software. Continue reading →

Modelling Winchester

The data collected from these various techniques will be used to reconstruct the standing buildings and will be used in collaboration with documentary evidence to reconstruct the demolished close buildings that one stood there. The geophysics will be also be used in relation to other sites surrounding the close so that a comparison of medieval Winchester can be made. Continue reading →

Collaboration and Field Practice

The swift and accurate recording, management and communication of archaeological data has been a focus of new technologies for many years. However, the vast majority of these developments have failed to consider or have sidelined the significant role face-to-face conversation plays in developing archaeological interpretation. Continue reading →

Computed Topography

On-going collaboration with mu-Vis centre at University of Southampton that looks at a range of archaeological data. Computed tomography generates three dimensional images of the interior of an object from a large series of two dimensional x-ray images taken around a single axis of rotation. The technique allows for a non-destructive evaluation of the data which produces two dimensional and three dimensional cross section images. Continue reading →

Object Digitisation and Dissemination

This project is exploring the comparisons between laser scanning, photogrammetry, structured light scanning and computed tomography scanning of archaeological data. The work is analysing the limitations and strengths of each technique and is focusing on the examination of the models produced and how they can be used with archaeology. Continue reading →