Thursday, October 04, 2007

Scans reveal lost gravestone text
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon university are making high resolution 3D scans of tombstones to reveal the carved patterns in the stone.

A computer matches the patterns to a database of signature carvings which reveals the words.

The technique could one day also be used by doctors to examine a patient's tongue for signs of illness.

Definitely worthwhile. Whenever I visit our local cemetery, there are man stones from just the late 19th century that are almost illegible.