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Using hyperspectral imaging to reveal a hidden precolonial Mesoamerican codex

Abstract:
Hyperspectral imaging is applied to a Mixtec codex in order to reveal an abundance of never before seen pictographic scenes hidden underneath a layer of gypsum and chalk gesso. Because of the organic nature of these paints, no other technique has been able to reveal them in a non-invasive manner. The results thus far indicate that the covered text contains unique genealogic information which may prove invaluable for the interpretation of archaeological remains from southern Mexico.
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
BDLSS
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Name:
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
Grant:
323-54-006
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports More from this journal
Volume:
9
Pages:
143-149
Publication date:
2016-07-21
Acceptance date:
2016-07-18
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2352-409X
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pubs:637700
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uuid:05b327d6-3fa7-4823-84da-3a413a274ea3
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637700
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2016-12-15

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