Tag Archives: Digital Preservation

A Foray into 3D Printing

Now and again a project comes up that challenges me to explore a new technique or technology for the first time. One such job came across my desk recently which I thought was certainly worth a wee blog post. Earlier this summer I completed work preparing a number of Egyptian canopic jars from Luxor to be 3D printed. The project […]

Online Exhibition: Digital Dwelling at Skara Brae

(For HD viewing you can click to the Vimeo website) The Project Digital Dwelling at Skara Brae is a collaborative project bringing together three visualisation specialists, each with very diverse methods and mediums of working. The project was initiated following a series of discussions between PhD researchers Alice Watterson and Kieran Baxter together with Dr […]

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, […]

St Kilda Ranger’s Diary

This week I was invited to write an entry for the National Trust for Scotland’s St Kilda Ranger’s Diary by the lovely Gina Prior with whom the Scottish Ten team shared many a beer in the Puff Inn last summer! You can read the full article here. Here’s a sneak peak at the blackhouse in […]

TAG 2011: Narrating the Gap Between Observation and Visualisation

CALL FOR PAPERS! My collegue and friend Catriona Cooper and I are currently looking for papers for our session at the upcoming Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference 2011 – 14th to 16th December, Birmingham (http://centraltag.wordpress.com/) related to the following topic, Narrating the Gap Between Observation and Visualisation “It can be argued that all archaeological research […]

Talking Theory and a Thought Provoking Visit to the Kelvingrove Museum

Last week was a good one for the development of the theory side of my PhD, it’s been a while since I’ve sat down for a thorough chat through some of the issues that plague archaeological reconstruction but I was presented with two such occasions in quick succession! The first coffee-fuelled chat was between myself, Daisy […]

First Days on St Kilda

We left Glasgow on Friday on a tiny plane bound for Stornoway, and arrived in Leverburgh on Harris that evening. Angus had hoped to take us out on the boat that same night, but the weather had turned again so we had to wait until the following morning. After a night in the eclectic Bunkhouse […]