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LASER AIDED PROFILER

High-tech tool for archaeologists

Precision pottery drawings made fast

For busy archaeologists struggling with processing of large find assemblages, the Laser Aided Profiler device employs the latest technology for high-quality, rapid, digital documentation of ceramic fragments. Forget about the tedious drawing task and take your research to the next level.

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Efficient

  • Streamlined software application optimized for pottery fragment drawings
  • 100 to 400 drawings per day, depending on sample complexity
  • Digitized data immediately available for database storage, publishing, or further analysis
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Robust and reliable

  • Use it in the lab as well as in the field
  • Withstands dusty environments and temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius
  • Purely optical data acquisition, no moving parts
  • Works even with strong ambient sunlight
  • Eye-safe class 1 laser
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Portable

  • Comes with a handy suitcase
  • Dimensions 46 x 34 x 15 cm (18 x 13 x 6 inches) for easy airplane transport
  • Weight under 7 kg (15 lb.)
  • Assembled and ready to work in 10 minutes
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Use cases

  • Digitize existing deposits to safeguard their contents and enable new research opportunities
  • Process finds on the fly at the excavation sites, come home without a huge backlog
  • Optimize personnel required for archaeological expeditions

Team

The LAP idea was conceived over a cup of tea between two friends with different professional backgrounds. Peter is an archaeologist specializing in computational modelling of past human activities relying on large digital datasets. Vladimír is an engineer skilled in optical measurement and inspection systems for manufacturing industries. Together we seek to bring high tech into archaeology.

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Peter Demján

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Vladimír Držík