Breaking Through Rock Art Recording: 3D laser scanning of megalithic rock art
This project tests the technique of 3D laser scanning for the recording of prehistoric rock carvings. The main objectives are to assess the reliability, accuracy and precision of this technique for recording purposes and to evaluate its capacity to discover new carved motifs invisible to the naked eye. This project looked at Castlerigg Stone Circle in Cumbria as well as Long Meg and Copt Howe in Cumbria and Horseshoe Rock in Northumberland. Data available within this archive includes raw laser scanning data, decimated xyz data, xyz data with head and tail added for viewing in Paraview as point cloud data and processed through Tight Cocone (a triangulation program) to produce solid models for viewing in Paraview. Image files of these models have also been created as screen shots from Paraview.