Friday, April 29, 2016

On the Trail of Mesoamerican Jade: an Archaeologist in Training

February 8, 2016.
Katje Lattik, of Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at the Library of Congress Blog, has written an informative post about 3D imaging of carved jade artifacts, part of the Jay I Kislak Collection within the Library of Congress, which were created by the Mayan civilization.

"This process creates what are essentially highly detailed maps of the surfaces of these objects and it allows for greater insight into the subtle details of the carving process that could be missed by the naked eye. The reflectiveness of polished jade, the prevalence of pieces that are carved in the round, and the intricacies of the carving process can all hinder our ability to fully examine the jade of the Kislak collection, making them ideal for 3d imaging."

To read the full postclick here.

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