Revealing Lost Inscriptions Using Reflective Transformation Imagery

Author(s): Melanie Heizer; Kim Kuffner; Zoë Deneault

Year: 2017


Our goal with this project was to identify, assess, and examine what threats exist to graveyard monuments and to explore the functionality of reflective transformation imagery (RTI) as a means for documenting and evaluating monument threats, and illuminate otherwise indecipherable texts and decorative motifs. Our work took place in May and June of 2015, as part of Anthropology 395: Heritage and Historical Archaeology Field Course, as we took part in a survey of the Jewish Cemetery. As part of this project, we highlight some of the threats these monuments are facing, and we use RTI photography to help record, and in some cases, recover inscriptions on the monuments.

Cite this Record

Revealing Lost Inscriptions Using Reflective Transformation Imagery. Melanie Heizer, Kim Kuffner, Zoë Deneault. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 432048)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -142.471; min lat: 42.033 ; max long: -47.725; max lat: 74.402 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 16055