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Bronze age axes

A new collection from Hollingbourne

An x-ray of Bronze Age axes
Bronze Age axes

X-ray of the axes (left) alongside lumps of unknown objects (right).

The afternoon was spent imaging some more metal items with Dana Goodburn-Brown from DGB Conservation. We imaged some Bronze age axes from the Hollingbourne hoard and some items from a Roman burial in Charing. The imaging of the axes were primarily for conservation efforts and to understand their internal construction. As can be seen from the image above, the x-ray demonstrates the internal features to an extent, but the density of Bronze has made it difficult. Nevertheless, the DICOM files generated during the imaging session will allow manipulation of the data to emphasise high density areas. Items were arranged and taped down on cardboard during imaging so that the individual items could be identified during image analysis.


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