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Catriona Cooper

My thesis is titled “How can we use digital media to explore lived experience in later medieval buildings?”. This thesis will be based on two digital projects. The first at Bodiam Castle will explore how visualisation produces a narrative from the observation of the archaeological record through to how the real of the simulated past is perceived. Continue reading →

Digital Boat Recording: the latest technologies

The University of Southampton Centre for Maritime Archaeology and Archaeological Computing Research Group, with the support of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, are pleased to announce a workshop on 'Digital Boat Recording: the latest technologies', that will be held at the University of Southampton, Faculty of Humanities, Lecture Theatre B on May 20th 2013 between 09:30 - 13:15. Continue reading →

Çatalhöyük: Shrine of the Hunters

Çatalhöyük: Shrine of the Hunters from Artas Media on Vimeo. Last year during my presentation at the VIA conference I was asked the question "When will you be creating an animation?" and it was one of the main talking points during the 45 minute question and answer session that accompanied the end of my paper. Continue reading →

Royal Archaeological Institute meeting at the Society of Antiquaries of London

Yesterday myself, Hembo Pagi and Gareth Beale gave an hour's talk at the Royal Archaeological Institute meeting at the Society of Antiquaries of London. The talk was based on the recent work that the research group has completed and was arranged by their president Professor David Hinton. The talk was based on recent Computed Tomography scanning that ACRG and the MuVis centre has completed, triangulation and time of flight laser scanning and numerous examples of photogrammetric modelling. Continue reading →

RTI shedding new light on Iberian Late Bronze Age stelae

During the first two weeks of September David Wheatley and myself, jointly with Leonardo García Sanjuán (University of Seville), have conducted fieldwork in Lora del Río, Seville (Spain). This fieldwork has been aimed at providing enhanced contextual data and visual recording of a Late Bronze Age decorated stela. As part of this work we have applied Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and the results are really amazing. RTI allows us to examine the surface of the stela interactively. Continue reading →

Laser Scanning at Portus

In the past week myself and Gareth Beale have spent time capturing the subterranean areas of  the Imperial Palace at Portus. We have been trialing the use of the Leica Scan Station C10 for archaeological documentation and the results so far appear very impressive. All archaeological remains are subject to constant deterioration, this is especially true of substantial architectural remains such as the Imperial Palace. Continue reading →

Portus Project Lecture

Last night Professor Simon Keay delivered a lecture outlining the recent research he has been leading as director of the Portus Project, which explores the site of Imperial Rome's maritime port. Entitled “Roman Emperors, Ships and Commerce: inter-disciplinary research at Portus 2011-2012?, the lecture was chaired by Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, and introduced by Professor Anne Curry, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. Continue reading →

Rise of the ACRG editors

If you crave archaeological computing news and original articles then you are in the right place. From this month onwards a different ACRG member will edit the ACRG blog each month. They will make you aware of events, calls for papers, new publications, and describe all of the great new work that is being done constantly by ACRG members. Matt Harrison will take the helm in October. Continue reading →

ACRG in Australia

Today we (me and Eleanora) gave a small presentation about ACRG at the Archaeology department in Perth, Australia. 3D work, photogrammetry and RTI projects were presented. Saturday we are off to North of Australia were we are working with Martin Porr and Annieka Skinner on rock art recording project. Continue reading →

Citi Money Gallery – A recap

Animation showing Computed Tomography of coin hoard and visualisation of the hoard from Digital Economy USRG on Vimeo. Animation created from 3D images of the Selby area hoard inside one of its two pots (c) University of Southampton 2012. A higher quality version can be seen on my gallery page. The video is a combination of CT Scanning of the Selby Hoard, produced and processed by Richard Boardman and Mark Mavrogordato (mu-Vis CT centre: Continue reading →