The Ẓufār painted Inscriptions in Oman: Epigraphy and New Technologies

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The Ẓufār painted Inscriptions in Oman: Epigraphy and New Technologies

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: The Ẓufār painted Inscriptions in Oman: Epigraphy and New Technologies
Author: Le Quellec, Jean-LoïcDuquesnoy, FrédériqueCharpentier, Vincental-Mashani, Ali
Start Page: 53
End Page: 68
Publisher: Leiden Center for the Study of Ancient Arabia (LeiCenSAA)
Issue Date: 2018
Keywords: Painted inscriptions
Ẓufār
Oman
Digital imagery
Pre-Islamic Arabia
Abstract: We propose here a standardised protocol to record and trace painted inscriptions, in order to minimise personal biases. DStretch®, a plug-in for ImageJ© specifically designed for the enhancement of digital images, allows reproducible and operator-independent results, improving objectivity in documenting rock art sites in remote and harsh environments. We provide two examples of its application to Ẓufār sites in Oman, and compare our results with previously published tracings. The improvement is so good that we envisage to apply the same method to a number of other sites, with a view to a reappraisal of the corpus of painted inscriptions of Ẓufār.
Series/Report no.: Arabian Epigraphic Notes;2018-4
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/64218
 

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