Multispectral imaging as a tool for enhancing the reading of Ostraca


Journal Article

© Palestine Exploration Fund 2014. A recent study shows that multispectral (MS) imaging can improve the legibility of ostraca. Several examples of Iron Age ostraca unearthed over twenty years ago in Israel (H?orvat ?Uza and H?orvat Radum) are presented, showing how new images taken with an MS system improve the reading of inscriptions that have significantly faded over time. The article provides instructions for constructing a simple and low-cost MS imaging system that yields comparable results to commercial systems.

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Cited Authors

  • Sober, B; Faigenbaum, S; Beit-Arieh, I; Finkelstein, I; Moinester, M; Piasetzkey, E; Shaus, A

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 146 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 185 - 197

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1743-1301

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-0328

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1179/0031032814Z.000000000101

Citation Source

  • Scopus