Archaeovision Blog

Rode project visits Rode’s home town

Archaeovision R&D has been involved in the Rode conservation and research project (see previous posts) for over a year now. Our main tasks have been related to imaging. Last week we were invited to Lübeck,  the hometown of Herman Rode, to document the altar piece and a small painting at  St. Anne‘s Museum Quarter.  Whilst…

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E-Space

Re-use of digital cultural content

Archaeovision R&D is cooperating with Estonian Ministry of Culture in Pan-European project Europeana Space. We visited two-day conference “Digital Cultural Content Re-imagined: New Avenues for the Economy and Society” in Venice, 16-17 October 2014. The key topics related to re-use of cultural contents in creative industries, presenting the 6 thematic pilots (interactive TV, photography, dance, games, publishing and cultural…

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Imaging session at CAA

The CAA conference is the largest international archaeological computing conference and is regularly attending by the leading experts in our chosen fields of study. Every year the location changes with recent conferences being in Southampton, Perth, Australia and Paris. In the past Archaeovision members James, Hembo, Paul, Tom and Kaarel have all given papers and some…

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RTI training at DH seminar in Tartu

I have been working with RTI since 2008 and I have been very lucky to be part of several RTI research projects at the ACRG, Univeristy of  Southampton. During one of those projects I presented our work at University of Tartu and have since given many talks about the technique in various places to various skill levels. The upcoming…

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Photogrammetry for museum display

Estonian National Museum is working hard on developing new display units and setups for their new new museum which opens in 2016. Archaeovision has been part of this recent development through the capture and processing of a number of photogrammetric models of reconstructed clothes, found some years ago while excavating a burial. We spent a…

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Archaeovision Estonia

Over two weeks ago we registered Archaeovision Ltd in Estonia. This Estonian company brings together new people who will help us to provide even better services and it increases our overall experience in the Archaeovison team. Currently the Estonian team are moving into an office in Tallinn where they can work together to bring in new business…

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Faro Focus at Portus. Image from Stephen Kay

Ancient Impossible

Last night in the USA a program called Ancient Impossible: Extreme Engineering aired on the History channel. The series focusses on how today’s technological achievements were developed centuries ago. This episode looks at specific examples of ancient structures and how past civilisations were able to to create new engineering feats to counter the obstacles that stood in their way.…

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CAA 2015 website live

The CAA International conference is my favourite conference that I attend. My first CAA was in Berlin in 2006 and since then I have only missed one event. In 2012 James and I were lucky enough to part of the organising committee for the CAA Southampton event, where I also helped set up the CAA Local Chapter…

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Laser Scanning the Insula Dell’ara Coeli, Rome, Italy

In July of this year Archaeovision member James Miles conducted a laser scan survey of the Insula Dell’ara Coeli which is situated in the centre of Rome at the base of the Capitoline Hill. The building dates to the second century AD and is one of the best preserved examples of a Roman brick-built apartment building. It was saved…

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Portus MOOC

The Portus MOOC has now been running for a day. It is a Massive Online Open Course created by the University of Southampton and run by Future Learn. The MOOC focuses on the Imperial Port of Portus and the research that has been carried by the University over the last fifteen years. Part of the…

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