An automatic approach for the classification of ancient clay statuettes based on heads features recognition

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Abstract

In recent years, quantitative approaches based on mathematical theories and ICT tools, known under the terms of digital, computational, and virtual archaeology, are more and more involved in the traditional archaeological research. In this paper, we apply shape analysis techniques to 3D digital replicas of archaeological findings to support their interpretation. In particular, our study focuses on a collection of small terracotta figurines from the ancient sanctuary of Ayia Irini, Cyprus, and it aims at re-analysing the material utilising a quantitative approach. We experiment state of the art techniques (meshSIFT and DBSCAN) to cluster statuettes according to the similarity of their heads, to investigate their production process.

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Authors
Organisations
External organisations
  • University of Genoa
  • The Cyprus Institute (CyI)
  • Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies "Enrico Magenes"
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
  • Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGCH 2019 - Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage
EditorsSelma Rizvic, Karina Rodriguez-Echavarria
PublisherEurographics - European Association for Computer Graphics
Pages79-82
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783038680826
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event2019 Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, GCH 2019 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 2019 Nov 62019 Nov 9

Publication series

NameGCH 2019 - Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage

Conference

Conference2019 Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, GCH 2019
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
CitySarajevo
Period2019/11/062019/11/09