AuthorsLewis, Stephen J.
AffiliationChester College of Higher Education
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AbstractRadiographs provide a means of obtaining permanent images of objects. These images may be readily and repeatedly copied, disseminated or used in a variety of ways without the need further to disturb the original material. Although measurements are frequently taken from such images for metrical analysis, it must be remembered that these images are only representations of the original object. To obtain accurate data, one must be aware of the sources of error inherent in the image-forming process so that radiographs can be used in the appropriate way. This paper outlines the factors involved in the production of radiographic images and applies this to the generation of accurate metrical data.
CitationIn S. Anderson (Ed.), Current and recent research in osteoarchaeology 2: Proceedings of the 4th, 5th and 6th meetings of the Osteoarchaeological Research Group (pp 44-47). Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1999.
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DescriptionThis is the author's PDF version of an book chapter published in Current and Recent Research in Osteoarchaeology 2 ©1999. The paper was originally delivered at the sixth meeting of the Osteoarchaeological Research Group at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Durham on 7 June 1997.
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