From the Narmer Palette to the Palermo Stone: Digital documentation of ancient stone carving

From the Narmer Palette to the Palermo Stone: Digital documentation of ancient stone carving

Date: Sunday 3 March
Time: 15.00 GMT
Location: In person at Spring Lodge Community Centre, Powers Hall End, Witham CM8 2HE
Tickets: Free for members and £6 for non-members. Non-Members do not need to book, payment can be taken on the door.

For our March meeting we are delighted to welcome Dr Kathryn Piquette to talk about digital documentation of ancient stone carving. Of her talk, Dr Piquette says;

In this lecture, we will briefly review research I presented to the EEG in 2015 and 2022 on the Narmer Palette and the methods of its manufacture. We will then look at the latest phase of this ongoing study utilising advanced image data and detailed digital drawings to isolate significant features and patterns relating to the stone carving process. Comparisons with inscribed fragments of the Palermo Stone provide further insight into early Egyptian stone working.

Dr Kathryn Piquette is a Sessional Lecturer and Senior Researcher in Cultural Heritage Imaging with the UCL Centre for Digital HumanitiesAdvanced Imaging Consultants (UCLAiC). Before UCL she held positions at the Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) and the Institut für Altertumskunde, Universität zu Köln. Prior to this she held a Marie-Curie COFUND Fellowship at Freie Universität Berlin, and other post-doctoral positions at the University of Oxford, UCL, and Trinity College Dublin.

In addition to her training as an Egyptologist (PhD 2007, MA 2002, both UCL Institute of Archaeology), she specialises in computational imaging techniques including Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Multispectral Imaging.