The successful use of Computed Tomography (CT) as an efficient and powerful non-destructive tool for the study of archaeological artifacts has been reported by several authors [1-4]. The 3D reconstruction of the ob-jects enables the archeologists to carry out archeological analysis. Information about manufacturing and as-sembly techniques as well as information useful for dating artifacts or choosing appropriate maintenance and restoration procedures can be obtained with this technique [5]. Most of the studies of archeological artifacts reported in literature are carried out by using medical CT [6-8], whereas investigations performed with in-dustrial CT systems are rather limited. Our work illustrates the results obtained with a high resolution CT system for industrial applications developed in our laboratories. The CT system is equipped with a 450 kV X-ray tube and an area detector of 40 x 30 cm2 consisting of a scintillator screen, a mirror and a CCD cam-era. The advantage of our system compared to medical CT is the higher penetration capability that allows in-vestigating high density objects. The system provides isotropic spatial resolution and fast data acquisition thanks to the cone-beam geometry. In this study we have focused on the demonstration of the capability of extracting and analyzing an item from a cluster. To this aim we have investigated a ceramic vase with diame-ter of 20 cm filled with ancient coins.

The use of industrial Computed Tomography in the study of archaeological finds / A. Berdondini; R. Brancaccio; V. D’Errico; A. Miceli; M. Bettuzzi; F. Casali; M.P. Morigi; M. Senn; A. Flisch. - STAMPA. - (2011), pp. 575-578. [10.1007/978-3-642-14678-7_83]

The use of industrial Computed Tomography in the study of archaeological finds

BRANCACCIO, ROSA;MICELI, ALICE;BETTUZZI, MATTEO;CASALI, FRANCO;MORIGI, MARIA PIA;
2011

Abstract

The successful use of Computed Tomography (CT) as an efficient and powerful non-destructive tool for the study of archaeological artifacts has been reported by several authors [1-4]. The 3D reconstruction of the ob-jects enables the archeologists to carry out archeological analysis. Information about manufacturing and as-sembly techniques as well as information useful for dating artifacts or choosing appropriate maintenance and restoration procedures can be obtained with this technique [5]. Most of the studies of archeological artifacts reported in literature are carried out by using medical CT [6-8], whereas investigations performed with in-dustrial CT systems are rather limited. Our work illustrates the results obtained with a high resolution CT system for industrial applications developed in our laboratories. The CT system is equipped with a 450 kV X-ray tube and an area detector of 40 x 30 cm2 consisting of a scintillator screen, a mirror and a CCD cam-era. The advantage of our system compared to medical CT is the higher penetration capability that allows in-vestigating high density objects. The system provides isotropic spatial resolution and fast data acquisition thanks to the cone-beam geometry. In this study we have focused on the demonstration of the capability of extracting and analyzing an item from a cluster. To this aim we have investigated a ceramic vase with diame-ter of 20 cm filled with ancient coins.
2011
Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry.
575
578
The use of industrial Computed Tomography in the study of archaeological finds / A. Berdondini; R. Brancaccio; V. D’Errico; A. Miceli; M. Bettuzzi; F. Casali; M.P. Morigi; M. Senn; A. Flisch. - STAMPA. - (2011), pp. 575-578. [10.1007/978-3-642-14678-7_83]
A. Berdondini; R. Brancaccio; V. D’Errico; A. Miceli; M. Bettuzzi; F. Casali; M.P. Morigi; M. Senn; A. Flisch
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