University of Southampton OCS (beta), CAA 2012

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Royalty and Rust: Tidgrove Key Reconstructions
Grant Bryan Jeffrey Cox, David Hinton, kristian Strutt

Last modified: 2011-12-21


In 2007 the Tidgrove key was found during excavations near Kingsclere, Hampshire. A residence of Henry II, the site highlighted a complex that included a series of buildings, including a large cellar. At the foot of this structure lay a heavily corroded key. A new CT scanner at the University of Southampton revealed wire inlay over the shaft, and the fine cutting of the wards. Earlier this year, the Archaeological Computing Research Group at Southampton began to work on virtually reconstructing this artefact and how it may have been used


Tidgrove; Medieval; 3D Graphics