Methodological considerations of integrating portable digital technologies in the analysis and management of complex superimposed Californian pictographs: from spectroscopy and spectral imaging to 3-D scanning

David Robinson, Matthew J. Baker, Clare Bedford, Jennifer Perry, Michelle Wienhold, Julienne Bernard, Dan Reeves, Eleni Kotoula, Devlin Gandy, James Miles

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Abstract

How can the utilization of newly developed advanced portable technologies give us greater understandings of the most complex of prehistoric rock art? This is the questions driving The Gordian Knot project analysing the polychrome Californian site known as Pleito. New small transportable devices allow detailed on-site analyses of rock art. These non-destructive portable technologies can use X-ray and Raman technology to determine the chemical elements used to make the pigment that makes the painting; they can use imaging techniques such as Highlight Reflective Transformation Imaging and dStretch <sup>

Original languageEnglish
JournalDigital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
Early online date14 Jun 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • portable digital technologies
  • pictographs
  • pXRF
  • pRaman
  • H-RTI with dStretch
  • 3-D scanning
  • imaging technology

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