3D Modeling: New Method for Quantifying Post-depositional Damages

Leore Grosman, Gonen Sharon, Talia Goldman-Neuman, Oded Smikt, Uzy Smilansky

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We discuss the results of an experiment which was designed to explore post-depositional damage observed on prehistoric bifaces. Often, post-depositional damages are inflicted when the artifacts are rolled by rivers or waves, and their edges are chipped off by battering. This process was simulated in the experiment, where the damage history was recorded by 3D scanning of the artifacts. The resulting data set was analyzed and the damage patterns were established. To anchor our findings in the Archaeological context, we scanned an assemblage of lithic tools which are known to have undergone battering and damage in a river bed. The implications of our findings to the study of the morphology of lithic tools and their typology are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScientific Computing and Cultural Heritage
EditorsHans Georg Bock, Willi Jäger, Michael J. Winckler
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-28021-4
StatePublished - 2013


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