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Linking Scars: Topology-based Scar Detection and Graph Modeling of Paleolithic Artifacts in 3Duse asterix (*) to get italics
Florian Linsel, Jan Philipp Bullenkamp & Hubert MaraPlease use the format "First name initials family name" as in "Marie S. Curie, Niels H. D. Bohr, Albert Einstein, John R. R. Tolkien, Donna T. Strickland"
<p>Motivated by the concept of combining the archaeological practice of creating lithic artifact drawings with the potential of 3D mesh data, our goal in this project is not only to analyze the shape at the artifact level, but also to enable a more detailed analysis of stone tools at the scar and ridge level. For this purpose, we combine the archaeological interpretation, typically represented in 2D, with its corresponding 3D data. To achieve this goal, we propose a workflow that utilizes 3D datasets as the best means for shape analysis of lithic artifacts, which relies on one of the first open access repositories of 3D scannned lithic tools. In our four-step workflow, we start with a preprocessing in GigaMesh, followed by a scar segmentation using Morse theory-based algorithms, continue with a postprocessing and finally create a graph model-based representation of the lithic artifacts in 3D. This prototypical graph model can already be used to display and evaluate manual or parameterized operational sequences in 3D. The source code and the manually annotated ground truth data are available as open-access publications under a Creative Commons license.</p> should fill this box only if you chose 'All or part of the results presented in this preprint are based on data'. URL must start with http:// or https:// should fill this box only if you chose 'Scripts were used to obtain or analyze the results'. URL must start with http:// or https:// should fill this box only if you chose 'Codes have been used in this study'. URL must start with http:// or https://
Scar detection; 3D meshes; Paleolithic; Operational Sequences; Computational Archaeology
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Computational archaeology, Europe, Lithic technology, Upper Palaeolithic
Armando Falcucci, Marcel Weiß, Dr. Lutz Schubert No need for them to be recommenders of PCIArchaeology. Please do not suggest reviewers for whom there might be a conflict of interest. Reviewers are not allowed to review preprints written by close colleagues (with whom they have published in the last four years, with whom they have received joint funding in the last four years, or with whom they are currently writing a manuscript, or submitting a grant proposal), or by family members, friends, or anyone for whom bias might affect the nature of the review - see the code of conduct
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2023-09-01 23:03:59
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