+ Scientific Research - Brompton

FIELD OF ACTIVITIES
Archaeology

PROJECT
Brompton stones (Rock Art - Engraving), Boulle table - Quebec Conservation Centre / Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Sciences.

OBJECTIVES
To obtain a high-resolution 3D digital image of petroglyphs on the surface of stones retrieved in the 1960s from the bank of the St. François River, near Brompton, Eastern Townships. To provide a 3D digital sample of a section of a Boulle table.

EQUIPMENT USED
ShapeGrabber

STAND OFF DISTANCE FROM THE SURFACE
10-15 centimeters

SCANNING RESOLUTION
50 microns

3D DATA UTILIZATION

  • Scientific analysis of petroglyphs for purposes of dating and identifying tools used for engraving and to extrapolate other relevant information
  • Upgraded report writing using detailed 2D and 3D images
  • Creating a micro-topography of the surface of the stone (contour interval = 10 microns)
  • Creating a replica of the surface using the stereolithography process
  • Internet exchanges of information with colleagues in other research institutes
  • Virtual exhibits
  • Heritage preservation by 3D recording and archiving
  • Virtual integration within its original environment

REMARKS
Exchanged via Internet, the 3D files facilitate a detailed analysis at any time by many scientists around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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