Automatic Color Detection of Archaeological Pottery with Munsell System

  • Filippo Stanco
  • Davide Tanasi
  • Arcangelo Bruna
  • Valentina Maugeri
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6978)


A main issue in the archaeological research is the identification of colored surfaces and soils through the application of Munsell system. This method widely used also in other fields, like geology and anthropology, is based on the subjective matching between the real color and its standardized version on Munsell chart. For preventing many possible errors caused by the subjectivity of the system itself, in this paper an automatic method of color detection on selected regions of digital images of archaeological pottery is presented.


Archeological artifacts color matching Munsell color space 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filippo Stanco
    • 1
  • Davide Tanasi
    • 2
  • Arcangelo Bruna
    • 1
  • Valentina Maugeri
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica e InformaticaUniversità di CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences, Palazzo ArdizzoneArcadia UniversitySiracusaItaly

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