Fragmented Heritage

Fragmented Heritage, funded as a Theme Large Grant under the AHRC’s Digital Transformations Programme has served as an enabling project to explore the potential of digital technologies and innovations to a range of multiscalar challenges in archaeology and heritage science. The introduction of new technology that dramatically improves the analysis of sites and fragmentary materials has been explored through a number of case studies and international collaborations, including:  

1) the use of surface metrology to analyse the world’s oldest shamanic headdress from Star Carr;  

2) tool marks evidenced on metalwork in conjunction with the ENTRANS project;  

3) methods to automate refitting of fragmented objects;  

4) novel approaches to harness the involvement of citizen scientists.