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4.2 Prospection

As part of the Mary May RTI project, the usefulness of the technique as a method for identification of detail was evaluated, alongside an additional function; the prospection of unknown detail. To date, most RTI use takes known information, such as transcriptions on gravestones (Beale and Beale 2015), etchings on artefacts (Milner et al. 2016), or glyphs on woodwork, and attempts to improve knowledge around these pre-identified entities. In this way, RTI provides a tool for analysis on objects (see also Riris and Corteletti 2015). Figure 8 provides an overview of the RTI setup for Mary May. The Mary May RTIs were intended to examine the use of PTMs for discovery of new data as well as for the interpretation of objects.

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Figure 8: Different views facilitated by RTI.

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