Archaeo-optics in Orkney Day 9: Projecting people inside the Tomb of the Eagles

Having recorded the dawn within the Tomb of the Eagles a few weeks before, on this visit we made use of the bright afternoon sunlight to try projecting images reflected light.

The back wall of the chamber at Tomb of the Eagles, showing daylight moves through the passageway (Photo: Aaron Watson)
 
The back wall of the chamber at Tomb of the Eagles, showing how the movement of light is impacted by placing an aperture at the entrance to the passage (Photo: Aaron Watson)
 
An optical projection of Ronnie on the back wall of the chamber at Tomb of the Eagles, showing a(Photo: Aaron Watson)
 

We are indebted to the managers at Tomb of the Eagles, Freda and Kathleen, for their support, enthusiasm and provision of access.

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