Ivory Comb found at Fisherate Postern Tower

York Archaeological Trust have been doing some more work to study the ivory comb found at Fishergate Postern Tower during the December 2018 dig.

Here’s another update on post-excavations from FPT.  The ivory comb photogrammetry is now live on  https://skfb.ly/6LIHY
As you can see, YAT’s  top spec DSLR struggled to get the detail between the teeth, but even a laser scanner would struggle there. The detail of the grain of the ivory has come out very nicely, as have the crafts person’s tool marks.
A 3D print copy of the comb is being investigated.  Once this has been done, YAT  will be able to provide a cost for the object. Estimate around £40 – as the teeth will need to be manually sawn.
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