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The Bicknell's legacy consists of 3.165 sheets, grouped into 43 rolls and two bags. The sheets in twelve rolls have been digitalized and classified by two archeologists, Nicoletta Bianchi and Antonella Traverso, and can be searched and browsed by means of this interface.

Each sheet is characterized by the description given by the archaeologists, its dimensions and type of support, the notes that Bicknell himself wrote on the sheet (sometimes on the reverse side too).
For rolls 8, 19, 20 and 23 only, some carvings in the sheets have been assciated with the code given to them by Henry de Lumley (HDL code).

Currently, the archaeologist Nicoletta Bianchi classified, with respect to our Ontology developed in the IndianaMAS project, the drawings in the following Bicknell Rolls:

Roll 8
Roll 20
Roll 23
Roll 19 (classification completed, images insertion under work)

On this website, the user can find the textual information regarding all the rolls that Genoa University owns, but only rolls 8, 20 and 23 have images associated with.

The insertion of images for the other rolls is in progress.

In the image below the user can see the sheet information.
The ''ID'', ''Sheet'', ''Sheet number'' and ''Cluster'' are identifiers assigned to each sheet.
''Dimensions'' are in cm.
The ''Description'', filled by the archaeologists Nicoletta Bianchi and Antonella Traverso, is in Italian, while the ''Bicknell notes'' (and those on the reverse side) are the transcription of the Bicknell original notes, and are in the original language (English).
The ''Picture Name'' is the number that identifies digital images associated with the sheet.

For each single petroglyph in the sheet, the archaeologists could insert more information, including the classification and interpretation. This work has been done, for the moment, only for rolls 8, 19, 20 and 23.
For each carving in the sheet (called sub image and identified by a number and the dimension and coordinate of the bounding box), the archaeologist can add the classification and, if any, the interpretation (with a confidence), he/she can specify if the sub image is a scene (in this case, including many carvings, identified by their numbers), can add the corresponding HDL code if it exists, can add some notes, and can specify the geometric relation involving the carvings in the scene.

In the Search page, the user can filter the data by specifying values for some of the over mentioned fields: for the Classification and the Interpretation, the values are chosen from those foreseen in the Ontology.
An example is reported here:

The resulting data can be ordered selecting the header name (in ascending or descending order): a larger image can be opened in the browser by clicking on the thumbnail on the rigth, while all the details of the sheet can be seen by choosing ''Seleziona''.

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The publication of the Bicknell's legacy on the web was made possible by:
Università degli Studi di Genova (Italia)
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell'Ambiente e della Vita, DISTAV, Genova
IndianaMAS research project