A few weeks ago I gave a talk to the Cornwall Archaeological Society about 3D capture methods in archaeology, with examples of some of my recent work. It’s all work in progress, but here are some of the images shown during the lecture.
The stones were all chosen as case studies as they all contain details which can be difficult to see with the naked eye under normal lighting conditions. They include the Noti Noti stone in St Hilary, an inscribed stone and decorated crosses at Phillack, the Penzance Market Cross (left elevation) and the Cunaide Stone in Hayle.
Depth view of the Cunaide Stone, Hayle. The inscription, said to be unreadable, is faintly visible.
The Cunaide Stone, Hayle. The inscription, perhaps 5th century, is just visible.
Ambient occlusion render to display the triple plait-work clearly.
The inscribed stone in Phillack churchyard reads: CLOTUALI MOBRATTI. It is difficult to read, but this ambient occlusion render shows the inscription clearly.
Wheal Alfred cross, Phillack, Cornwall UK.
Ambient Occlusion rendering of the Noti Noti stone in St Hilary churchyard, Cornwall UK.
Ambient Occlusion rendering of the left side of Penzance Market Cross. Said to date from 1007.