The Terracotta Army Blog
News and views from the team leading the project “Imperial Logistics: The Making of the Terracotta Army”
We keep making efforts to reach a wide and diverse range of audiences. First, because that’s the least we should do in return for the privilege of working on such an extraordinary site. And second, because in these fora we get feedback, questions and suggestions that keep inspiring further work. More...
Published: Sep 14, 2015 10:35:58 AM
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Published: Dec 16, 2014 12:39:00 PM
In the last few days, we have noticed fresh interest in our work in both conventional and social media. We are very pleased that our research keeps engaging the broader public – and also sorry if the lines that follow sound slightly killjoy! More...
Published: Dec 5, 2014 12:07:14 PM
We're excited to have just had another paper come out (you can find it in the Journal of Archaeological Science here) that describes how we have been building 3d models of the terracotta warriors and using them not simply for nice documentation and presentation, but also to try to address some thorny analytical questions too. The 3d modelling technique itself is an extremely promising one (derived from the fascinating filed of 'computer vision') which is fast becoming popular in archaeology since it was first introduced a couple of years ago (our project can claim to be an early adopter, but the first archaeological application is probably this one). I'll come back to the technique itself below, but the background rationale for why we might find such models useful for the Imperial Logistics project is also interesting. More...
Published: Jun 13, 2014 9:54:00 AM
You can never prepare well enough for an encounter with
schoolchildren. They will always manage to catch you off-guard. A few
weeks ago I had great fun, and some moments of nerves, talking about
archaeology and archaeologists with some 350 children aged 7 to 11 at St.
Augustine’s Catholic Primary School.
Published: May 27, 2014 7:19:47 AM
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