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Images and artefacts of the ancient world

Author: Alan K Bowman; Michael Brady
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Scientific and technical leaps forward in recent years have introduced a new dimension into the study of objects from the ancient world. In 2000 a discussion meeting was held at the Royal Society in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan K Bowman; Michael Brady
ISBN: 0197262961 9780197262962
OCLC Number: 79359575
Credits: At head of title: the Royal Society.
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Wooden stilus tablets from Roman Britain ; Shadow Stereo, image filtering, and constraint propagation ; Digitising cuneiform tablets ; Interpretation of ancient runic inscriptions by laser scanning ; Virtual reality, relative accuracy: modelling architecture and sculpture with VRML ; Automatic creation of virtual artefacts from video sequences ; At the foot of Pompey's statue: reconceiving Rome's theatrum lapideum ; Modelling Sagalassos: creation of a 3D archaeological virtual site ; Three-simensional laser imaging and processing in an archaeological context; ; Movements of the mental eye in pictorial space ; The potential for image analysis in numismatics ; Italian terra sigillata with applique decoration: digitising, visualising & web-publishing ; Shape from profiles ; The skull as the armature of the face: reconstructing ancient faces ; Reconstruction of a 3D mummy portrait from Roman Egypt
Responsibility: editors, Alan K. Bowman, Michael Brady.

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