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Petroglyphs in fine detail

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Torie Robinson, right, a cultural resources technician with the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, pointed to an anthropomorphic figure on a basalt rock face in January at Fort Shafter in Kalihi. At left is cultural resources specialist Anthony Casciano.
  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    The photo, left, shows the panel of petroglyphs visible to the naked eye as captured by regular digital photography. The illustration, courtesy Oahu Army Cultural Resources Program, at right, demonstrated the additional human figures and dogs in the panel of petroglyphs captured by RTI technology.
  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Archaeologists are using reflectance transformation imaging to detect fine surface details of petroglyphs with as little physical contact as possible. At left, Anthony Casciano points out the additional figures detectable on a petroglyph panel at Fort Shafter.

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