Digital archiving of archaeological remains using X-ray CT

Akio Doi, Kenji Ono

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Abstract

Various applications have been found for the ability to use computers to display the shape of archaeological objects, such as earthenware vessels, earthenware figurines and stone vessels. These applications include the technology used for creating survey maps, making precise measurements, preparing replicas and creating web content. However, since surface measurements are commonly conducted using lasers or with the stylus method, it is difficult to measure complex surfaces, internal configurations, thicknesses and volumes. In the present research, with regard to easily breakable earthenware vessels, earthenware figurines and stone vessels, we propose a method for easy storing of accurate 3D data obtained with an industrial X-ray computed tomography (CT) device. The 3D surface image obtained can be used for measuring the thickness and volume of earthenware vessels, for reproducing their shapes by using polygons, and for constructing high-resolution surface models. The present method has been utilized for measurements of actual archaeological objects, for the preparation of duplicates (replicas), and for the creation of web content, and its effectiveness has been verified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelected Topics in Applied Computer Science - 10th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science, ACS'10
Pages204-209
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event10th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science, ACS'10 - Iwate, Japan
Duration: Oct 4 2010Oct 6 2010

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Applied Computer Science - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1792-4863

Other

Other10th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science, ACS'10
CountryJapan
CityIwate
Period10/4/1010/6/10

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Tomography
X rays
Surface measurement
Lasers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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Doi, A., & Ono, K. (2010). Digital archiving of archaeological remains using X-ray CT. In Selected Topics in Applied Computer Science - 10th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science, ACS'10 (pp. 204-209). (International Conference on Applied Computer Science - Proceedings).

Digital archiving of archaeological remains using X-ray CT. / Doi, Akio; Ono, Kenji.

Selected Topics in Applied Computer Science - 10th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science, ACS'10. 2010. p. 204-209 (International Conference on Applied Computer Science - Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Doi, A & Ono, K 2010, Digital archiving of archaeological remains using X-ray CT. in Selected Topics in Applied Computer Science - 10th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science, ACS'10. International Conference on Applied Computer Science - Proceedings, pp. 204-209, 10th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science, ACS'10, Iwate, Japan, 10/4/10.
Doi A, Ono K. Digital archiving of archaeological remains using X-ray CT. In Selected Topics in Applied Computer Science - 10th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science, ACS'10. 2010. p. 204-209. (International Conference on Applied Computer Science - Proceedings).
Doi, Akio ; Ono, Kenji. / Digital archiving of archaeological remains using X-ray CT. Selected Topics in Applied Computer Science - 10th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science, ACS'10. 2010. pp. 204-209 (International Conference on Applied Computer Science - Proceedings).
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