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


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.

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 published article from Internet Archaeology available.

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 published article from the Journal of Archaeology and Education available.

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 published article and full conference presentation video 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 findings of the head scan have been published. 

Last update: March 2022