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This article reports on the successful completion of a large-scale pilot project, where 3D scanning technology, and newly developed software to optimally identify the rotation axis of wheel-produced ceramics, were used as practical tools for pottery analysis. Approximately 1000 pot-sherds from several sites and periods were scanned, their axis of symmetry(More)
1. Introduction 1 Many artifacts, such as wheel-produced ceramics, are intended to be axially symmetric. Therefore, the boundaries of their intersections by planes that are perpendicular to the axis of rotation should be perfect circles (we shall use the term " horizontal sections " for these sections). However, these ideally symmetric objects may suffer(More)
The introduction of computerized recording and measurement of archaeological ceramic vessels opens new channels of research, some of which we introduce and discuss in the present contribution. In particular, we show that the accurate measurements of wheel produced pottery provide information on the deviations from the ideal cylindrical symmetry which are(More)
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