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Photogrammetry and laser scanning of artefacts

Hopefully this section has reminded you of James’ video about laser scanning last week and the discussion of landscape photogrammetry in week three? These techniques are applicable at multiple scales …

Recording a coin

Clearly the students have learned a lot from Penny! When you look at this little piece of corroded metal you may be justified in thinking, is it worth it? But …

Byzantine Decanummus

This decanummus is a very small bronze coin dating to the 540s AD, probably minted at Rome. It comes from a hoard of coins found in the demolition debris of …

Registering the finds

So the ARK database acts as a key component for linking information together. You can learn more about ARK via the L-P: Archaeology website and also via one of our …

Photography of the coins

All of our coins are photographed and where possible also recorded as you have seen using alternative methods. Reflectance Transformation Imaging as you will learn later this week allows us …

Plaster, bones, tesserae and more

Beautiful wall plaster hints at the sumptuous decoration of some rooms at Portus – Hembo Pagi © University of Southampton A group of tesserae – Hembo Pagi © University of …

End of the Navalia

So, sometime in the later 2nd c. AD we see the transformation of the function of Building 5 from being associated with some aspect of ship repair or construction to …

Some finds from today

The “small finds” provide us with an invaluable insight into the nature of a given deposit, in addition to providing us with specific information about a particular object. They can …

Summary of the week

In the picture behind me you can see the laser scanning in progress on site. I hope you enjoyed looking at the video demonstrating the kinds of results this machine …

Introducing Week 5 – the finds

Welcome back! This week we will be concentrating on the later years of Portus, and in particular the 5th to the 7th centuries AD. We will be studying the beautiful …

Building Five – a possible Navalia

There was a lot of detail in the video so here is a quick summary. It was filmed with Simon and Meaghan standing between the Trajanic basin and the Claudian …