Εφαρμογές Υπολογιστικής Μηχανικής και Μαθηματικών στην Αρχαιομετρία και την Αρχαιολογία.
The presentation will include three distinct applications of Mathematics and Computer Engineering, of interest to Archaeology and History: 1) a system for the automatic reconstruction of fragmented objects, 2) a second one for the automatic writer identification and 3) a third system for the determination of the method of drawing of celebrated prehistoric wall-paintings. Specifically:
The first system aims at the automatic reconstruction of fragmented objects. The system has been successfully applied to a) the reconstruction of celebrated c. 1650 B.C. wall paintings excavated at Akrotiri, Thera, b) the reconstruction of fragmented wall paintings unearthed at Mycenae and Tiryns, 13th century B.C.
The second system performs automated writer identification in order to assist correct dating of ancient manuscripts. This novel method has been applied: A) In the major problem of associating Athenian inscriptions with the writers that carved them and B) To the identification of the writer of papyri codices.
The third system incorporates mathematical algorithms and tools, aiming at pattern and curve identification in paintings. This method manifests that highly advanced geometric stencils had been used for the drawing of celebrated frescos of Akrotiri, Thera c. 1650 B.C. and of the renown wall painting “Lady of Mycenae”.
Professor Constantin Papaodysseus
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.