The excavation of a prehistoric settlement in the Serra del Mas Bonet in Catalonia (Spain) revealed an interesting set of sculpted elements: six stelae and one menhir from the Late Neolithic-Chalcolithic period (around 3000 BC).
Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) performed analysis of geometric surface texture patterns on fragments of a sandstone stela featuring carved horns.
The results of the study led to better understanding of Neolithic sculpture manufacturing procedures.
Read more: Linking 3D digital surface texture data with ancient manufacturing procedures
Courtesy of Vera Moitinho de Almeida, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Mountains® tools used
Calculation of ISO 25178 height and functional parameters
Allowing quantitative description of each sample
Texture isotropy and direction
Statistics were generated for surface texture interpretation
Instrument & software used
3D structured-light scanner + MountainsMap® software