3D Laser Scanning Tests on Objects from the Staffordshire Hoard

These tiny foils were 3D laser scanned by at Conservation Technologies at National Museums Liverpool.

The scanning makes it easier to see the patterns within the foils – the tiny warriors become more prominent and the edges of the foils appear clearer. This technology could be used to help us piece these small fragments together like a giant jigsaw.

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Original objects

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Screenshot of 3D data set created by laser scanning.

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Screenshot of 3D data set – relief mapped to aide visualisation of detail.

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Screenshot of 3D data set – relief mapped to aide visualisation of detail.

 Keep up with all the Hoard news and research on the Staffordshire Hoard website.

 

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