Visual analysis in archaeology. An artificial intelligence approach

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Abstract

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010. Archaeology is a quintessentially “visual” discipline, because visual perception makes us aware of fundamental properties of objects and allows us to discover how objects were produced and used in the past. The approach I adopt here is to follow current computational theories of visual perception to ameliorate to way archaeology can deal with the analysis and explanation of the most usual visual marks: shape and texture. In any case, I am not interested in the mere mechanical procedure of extracting shape information among visual input, but in explaining why archaeological evidences have the shape they have.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Pages93-156
Number of pages63
Volume124
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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