First, the researchers analyse a previously acquired 3D model of an artefact. This allows finer or coarser details to be examined, or features no longer visible to the naked eye.
Next, a visual representation is projected onto an artefact based on how it used to look.
This reveals hidden features of its geometry not visible to the naked eye.
Finally, a novel technique lets people interact in a familiar way - the use of a flashlight.
A gesture-controlled system allows a user to point in the direction of an artefact and light up different parts of it.