Engineers & Archaeologists Pair up to Examine Roman Coins

Computer Rendered hoard, ©Science Daily

At the University of Southamptom, archaeologists and engineers have teamed up to study Roman coin hoards in England. The x-ray equipment they are using can produce thousands of 2D images that are capable of building 3D images. These images allow archaeologists to study the coins in high resolution detail:

“The University’s Archaeological Computing Research Group can then take this one step further — producing accurate, high resolution CGI visualisations based on scan data. This gives archaeologists and conservators around the world the opportunity to virtually examine, excavate and ‘clean’ objects.”  Dr. Graeme Earl

Scholars hope to publicly publish the artifacts soon, making the data readily available to other academics and the general public. To learn more about this project, see the article in Science Daily.

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