Experimental Archaeology and Biomechanics of Gesture

Experimental Archaeology and Biomechanics of Gesture

One of Labtec’s lines of research is the biomechanical reconstruction of the gesture of Palaeolithic artists. To this end, different experimental protocols are being developed with the aim of identifying the gestural parameters necessary for the creation of Palaeolithic works of art and distinguishing between expert and non-expert artists.

In our experimentation, we reconstructed the gesture using motion-sensing gloves (Rokoko) and video recordings. We also analysed the motifs made by the participants in order to determine differences according to the level of expertise.