New 3D software sheds light on ancient engraving techniques

 

August 4, 2023

(JNS) — Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed software, called ArchCUT3-D, to extract and analyze ancient engravings that could lead to a better understanding of the engravers’ background and skills.

The software extracts thin, three-dimensional slices of man-made engravings, and uses micromorphological incision recognition to closely examine size, shape and color for precision analysis.

In the study, published in “Nature Humanities and Social Sciences Communications,” researchers scanned two ancient engravings (Ibex and Chariot), as well as contemporary...



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