AHRC RTISAD project legacy – six months on

It has now been six months since the end of the project. We have continued to publish on the project and are collecting more and more RTI data each day. During the project we only had a limited opportunity to develop the teaching aspect so we have concentrated since then on integrating RTI more and more into the curriculum at Southampton, and also thinking about life-long learning possibilities. All of our undergraduate and masters archaeology students are now told about RTI in at least one session. We now have more and more interested in using RTI for their projects and dissertations. Our next stage is to build RTI and other imaging into our work as part of the Curriculum Innovation Programme. This will allow us to introduce these technologies to a much wider audience across the University.

Increasingly we have the opportunity to work with students from other institutions. For example, we are currently working with a student studying on the MSc in Forensic Archaeological Science at UCL. We will provide her with RTI equipment and training. We are also working with another student from UCL, this time studying conservation, and will be providing her with input and examples for her dissertation. We are also working with a PhD student at York who is using RTI in a wide range of archaeological contexts.


RTISAD project website

End of project blog post


Nicole and Gareth Beale are now running a lifelong learning module called Urban Archaeology that includes RTI training and practice in the local environment. Read more on their Urban Archaeology module blog.

Sally Ford gave a presentation to the ACRG on the results of her MSc dissertation using RTI in forensics

Paper by Emma Payne on RTI and conservation to which we provided input will be out in the Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies soon

We have recently started working with a PhD student at Bradford who is comparing RTI and filmless radiography

Examples provided by us for Sarah Duffy’s English Heritage publication will be available soon: Duffy, S. Multi Light Imaging Technique(s) for Heritage Applications.