Author: Alexandra Livarda

Landscape Archaeology Research Group

LAUNCHING OF THE NEW WEBINAR SERIES WITH DR VERONICA ANICETI

GIAP’s new webinar series ‘Recent Advances in the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean’ is hosting Dr Veronica Aniceti on the 24th of February at 18:00 (CET). Dr Aniceti will be talking about ‘Animals and their roles in the medieval society of Sicily‘. You can join the talk here: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NTRhOGEwZmItNmE2NS00OTk3LWE5ZDctYmZiYjgxNmY2MzI3%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22eb2b7ec4-04ec-4a5a-9ee3-d87fa14c34a3%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2210757a50-8e76-431d-8481-84f0a94efc2d%22%7d Here is a taster of what…
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MEET OUR NEW MSCA FELLOWS: DRs CHARLOTTE DIFFEY & EFROSYNI BOUTSIKAS

Skyscapes, religion, plants and ancient economy are some of the themes to be investigated by the two successful 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie fellows that will join GIAP. They are two brilliant female researchers: Dr Efrosyni Boutsikas and Dr Charlotte Diffey. Both of them will be working on the Aegean with new technologies, involving loads of…
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MEDITERRANEAN POLYCULTURE REVISITED – NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE PREHISTORY OF CRETE

2021 started with the publication of the third paper of the bioarchaeology-palaeoenvironment-landscape team of the PALAP research project (Palaikastro Phase 4. Urbanisation in Bronze Age Crete: between palace and landscape at Palaikastro). The project (2012-5) involved: Excavation of part of the Bronze Age (Minoan) town at the site of Roussolakkos, near the modern village of…
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HOW NEW TECHNOLOGIES CAN HELP EXTRACT ARCHAEOLOGICAL INFORMATION FROM HISTORICAL MAPS

New research using Deep Learning to extract archaeological information from collections of maps produced during the European colonization of South Asia and Levant  New research published this week in Archaeological Prospection presents the results of how archaeological information can be extracted from historical maps using deep learning. The paper demonstrates the potential of this technique for large-scale…
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CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS AND BONES FESTES!

Time has flown, in a few days 2020 will be over and just a few days ago we had our final weekly GIAP meeting for the year…although without online drinks and nibbles. We leave these for next year when we can all have our Christmas get together…together, in the same room without looking each other…
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VALENTINA PESCINI & TOBY WILKINSON JOIN GIAP/ICAC

We keep growing! This week, on the 1st of December, Valentina Pescini and Toby C. Wilkinson joined the GIAP research team. Valentina as a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher and Toby as a Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Fellow. Here is a little bit of information on our new members and their projects on transhumant pastoralism in…
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FIELDWORK AT THE GREEK COLONY OF ABDERA, THRACE, GREECE: report on our summer adventure

2020, a complicated (!) year for the whole world. And in the midst of the pandemic we had somehow to move on with our TransLands project to ensure we have good datasets to continue with the palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and analysis of this twice-funded Classical colony. We somehow had to reach our study area and retrieve…
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TWO MORE OFFICIAL DRONE PILOTS AT GIAP

Two more members of the GIAP team are now officially trained drone pilots! Today, Monday the 26th of October 2020, the results of the UAV (drone) exams, organised by the Greek Civil Aviation Authority in Athens are out: Mercouris Georgiadis and Giannis Apostolou have successfully passed the test! Many congratulations to both of them! Henceforth…
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Incorporation of a new GIAP member

Today GIAP is celebrating the incorporation of a new member! Dr Francesc C. Conesa is starting working with us as a Juan de la Cierva Incorporación postdoctoral fellow for the project ‘Automated machine learning applications in landscape archaeology‘. Francesc will be working for the next three years with the Remote Sensing and Machine Learning teams…
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