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Here you will find paleoimaging research projects by the website author James Elliott and colleagues.


Radiography used to confirm Paget's Disease in a medieval adult male

The skeletal remains of an adult male were excavated from a graveyard in St Albans in 2017. Widespread bone changes were suggestive of Paget's Disease, a characteristic condition of enlarged and misshapen bones. This project used radiography to confirm the pathology and considers its application within Forensic Science


Full article available from Forensic Imaging.

Last update: January 2023


Canterbury Museum and Galleries mummified Egyptian head

This unknown individual had x-rays in 2020 at Canterbury Christ Church University and a CT scan at Maidstone Hospital in 2021. We want to learn who they are. What sex are they? What age? How were they preserved? 


This project is ongoing.

Last update: July 2022

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Ancient Egyptian mummified cat scans

A small cat mummy from The Beaney Museum in Canterbury has undergone a CT scan at Maidstone Nuclear Medicine Department and a micro-CT scan at Kent university. 

This project is in the early stages and will investigate the mummification and preservation of the cat.

This project is ongoing.

Last update: July 2022

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Paleoradiography scoping review

A research project investigating guidance literature for radiography of archaeological human dry bone. How should radiography of bone be conducted? What are the applications of radiography in osteoarchaeological research? 


Full article available from Internet Archaeology.

Last update: March 2022 


E-Learning Paleoradiography

A pedagogical teaching project investigating the online preferences of undergraduate archaeology students. James Elliott created an online course teaching the use of x-rays in archaeology and invited 100 students from across the world to provide feedback 


Full article available from the Journal of Archaeology and Education.

Last update: December 2021 


Paleoradiography of human dry bones

A research project about using radiography with archaeological long bones. James Elliott and Adelina Teoaca teamed up in April 2021 to x-ray 92 medieval and post-medieval skeletons from St Albans, United Kingdom.


The article and full conference presentation are available.

Last update: November 2021 


Maidstone Museum 'Ta Kush' Egyptian mummy

'Ta Kush' known as 'Lady of the House, Daughter of Osiris' from the 25th Egyptian Dynasty underwent a whole body and dedicated head CT scans at the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgergy in 2016.


The full article is available from BJR Case Reports

Last update: March 2022

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