Monthly Archives: April 2013

Textured model of the Forteviot bell complete with CGI lighitng.

Structured-Light Scanning of the Forteviot Bell

Earlier in the year I helped with a little close range scanning of the Forteviot church bell for the University of Glasgow archaeology department. It was a lesson in dealing with shiny objects and to get the best results we had to scan the object in a dark room with the lights off – which, […]

Don Valley Figurines, British Museum.

Thinking About Ice Age Art at the British Museum.

*Spoiler alert: for anyone who has yet to see the exhibition and doesn’t want to have too much revealed before they go read with caution!* This week I’ve been hard at work finishing off one of my thesis chapters where I spend a little time discussing the significance of art and archaeology. Consequently, I found myself […]

Looking down towards Skiddaw.

Taking to the Skies – Cumbrian Archaeology from the Air

As an undergrad I once heard a lecturer describe the pursuit of aerial photography as being “the most fun a person could have with their trousers on”. Once I’d recovered from the mental pictures conjured by that unfortunate analogy, I’d always fancied having a go myself. As luck would have it my friend Kieran Baxter offered me a spare seat […]

Cessna_1

Chocks Away!

Today I’ve been invited to take to the air with Kieran Baxter in one of these… …to fly down over some prehistoric sites in Cumbria and take photos. Needless to say I’m very excited and using all my self restraint not to turn up to the airfield dressed like this… …while referring to everyone as ‘old […]

From (http://whatshouldwecallgradschool.tumblr.com/post/44706441931/when-my-mentor-asks-about-my-progress-on-my-thesis)

Pretty Much.

Any New Girl fans out there? When my supervisor asks about my progress on writing up my thesis…   Cue awkward moonwalking away.