I am an independent freelance archaeologist specialising in digital heritage services. Until relocating to West Cornwall, for the past decade I worked for Wessex Archaeology in Salisbury, UK, where I ran one of the largest archaeological websites in the country, and worked on many projects applying my expertise in 3D applications within archaeology. This includes visualisation and reconstruction, 3D laser scanning, and surface analysis.
Here is a list of my publications as well as where I have lectured to give an overview of the breadth of my work. If you have any questions, please contact me.
My bachelors degree in archaeology (BA) and masters in archaeological computing (MSc) are from the University of Southampton. My current archaeological interests cover prehistoric landscapes and monuments, and the application of 3D and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) technologies within archaeology to recover inscriptions, rock art, and other worn or eroded details.
Goskar, T. A., A. Carty, P. Cripps, C. Brayne & D. Vickers. 2003. The Stonehenge Laser Show. British Archaeology 73, 9-15.
Carty, A., Goskar, T.A. 2005. Surveying Knowlton Church and Henge using 3D Laser Scanning. Archaeoptics (web article).
Goskar, T.A. 2006. Podcasting the Past. Podcast User Magazine 11, 26-28.
Goskar, T. A., McHarg, C. 2006. Walk to work learning about old Dorset, British Archaeology 86. (on Web 2.0 and archaeology)
Goskar, T. A. 2006. Wessex Archaeology and Flickr: How We Use Web 2.0. Culture24 (Formerly 24 Hour Museum: feature article).
Goskar, T. A., Brayne, C. 2008. A long history of arrivals and departures. British Archaeology 98.
Isaksen, L., Goskar, T. A., Cripps, P. 2008. Making People Believe. British Archaeology 100,20-27. (A history and review of archaeological computing)
Goskar, T. A. & Earl, G. P. 2010. Polynomial texture mapping for archaeologists. British Archaeology 111, 28-31.
Goskar, T. A. & Cripps, P. 2011. Interactive Landscape Relighting. Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, Archaeology Special Interest Group Newsletter (Spring 2011), 4-5.
Goskar, T. A. (2012). Amesbury Archer to Archaeocast: Wessex Archaeology and the Web, in Bonnachi, C. (ed.) Archaeology and Digital Communication, Towards Strategies of Public Engagement, London: Archetype.
Royal Academy of Arts, London (2007): Audio/visual installation for the Society of Antiquaries at “Making History – Antiquaries in Britain 1707-2007“, a 3D fly-through of the Stonehenge landscape using LiDAR, a panoramic view of Stonehenge from the centre, and a 3D visualisation of close-range laser scan data showing the rock art and graffiti.
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury (2008): Audio/visual installation for the Society of Antiquaries at “Making History: 300 Years of Antiquaries in Britain“, a 3D fly-through of the Stonehenge landscape using LiDAR, 3D visualisation of the skull and bones of the Amesbury Archer demonsrating metric techniques, and 3D visualisation of WWI & WWII graffiti carved into trees on Salisbury Plain.
Computer Applications in Archaeology UK (CAAUK) conferences in the UK (2003-2006).
Joint paper at the British Academy in April 2004 upon the findings of our “Stonehenge Laser Scan” project, where we discovered long lost carvings on the most studied stone (Stone 53) at Stonehenge.
Lecture at King’s College, Taunton in 2004 on “Lasers and Archaeology”.
Paper with the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) Director, Mike Heyworth, on Web 2.0 and Archaeology at the IFA Conference in Edinburgh, April 2006.
Lecture at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London: “Using digital technology to visualise the past” (with Stuart Eve, L-P Archaeology/UCL), January 2011.
“Challenges and possibilities for the adoption of Reflectance Transformation Imaging in the UK’s commercial archaeology sector”. Digital Transformations: New developments in cultural heritage imaging at The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford, 25 February 2011.
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