Hendrik Hameeuw: Digitalisering Archeologische Objecten: 3D-Technologie: Samenwerking tussen V.O.B.o.W. en K.U.Leuven @ Exhibition in Roeselare, Belgium 2011
Wim Moreau, Geert Willems, Frank Verbiest and Luc Van Gool: Mini-Dome: Portable Photometric stereo/IBR Setup @ ECCV conference 2010
Hendrik Hameeuw: Digitalisatie Spijkerschrifttabletten – Ontsluiting van wereldwijd verspreide archieven van spijkerschrifttablettenen archeologische objecten @ study day on research in Humanities K.U.Leuven 2009
Geert Willems, Frank Verbiest, Wim Moreau, Hendrik Hameeuw, Karel Van Lerberghe and Luc Van Gool: Easy and cost-effective cuneiform digitizing @ VAST 2005
This contribution presents insights into the ongoing evolution of new visualization techniques relevant for the fields of archaeology and, particularly, Assyriology. We focus on systems and methods facilitating the reading of texts and sealings impressed on clay tablets. Making high resolution 3D models of archaeological objects seems an attractive and fulfilling solution, but in most cases the acquisition of these models is complex and their manipulation is demanding for both computer and researcher. Research groups across the world are working on these issues. In the presented survey, special attention goes to the results developed by Ancient Near Eastern scholars and engineers of Leuven University – Belgium, who built a Portable Light Dome related to the PTM-technology, which supplies scholars with so-called 2D+ images of digitally recorded objects. These virtual artifacts allow a detailed dynamic study of a wide variety of archaeological finds. For the field of cuneiform studies, the outcome is revolutionizing the approach how in a combined way the tablet, the text or any other kind of impressions on its surface can be visualized all together. The new visualization techniques present themselves as excellent digital safeguards and have proven to be high quality aids when used during a study process as well as for consultation after publication.