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3d models and the faces of Qin?

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

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Output

This section will advertise publications and other forms of output from the project. Announcements for forthcoming talks or public events will also be made through our blog. If you would like to discuss any potential contribution to any form of public or specialist exchange, please contact us.

Publications

A number of publications are due to appear in the near future and this site will be updated with details as they appear.

Public talks

The project has featured in several TV programmes, and team members have delivered public talks in the UK, China, India, US, Canada, Spain, Australia, and Belgium. We will be updating this section in due course.


Imperial Logistics: The Making of the Terracotta Army
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