Prominent representation of GIAP in the LAC 2024 Conference!

Next week will start the Landscape Archaeology Conference that will take place in Alcará de Henares (Madrid, Spain) from the 10-14th of June. This year’s theme is focused on Human challenges in a context of changing landscapes. GIAP has 13 contributions to the conference, all of them presented by our researchers, and leading one of the sessions. We have a diverse range of contributions that exemplify the interdisciplinary nature of our research group:


Session 4. All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace – Challenges and opportunities in the application of machine learning in landscape archaeology 

  •  Hector A. Orengo; Felipe Lumbreras; Javier Esmoris; Iban Berganzo-Besga; Paloma Aliende; Michael P. Wallace; Borja Urbistondo; Ioannis Mylonas; Elissabet Ninou; Alexandra Kriti; Alexandra Livarda: Exploring the relationship between grain shape and environmental conditions through the combination of micrometric 3D scanning, morphometrics, and deep learning   

Session 7. Computational Approaches in Landscape Archaeology: Exploring Human-Environment Dynamics and Settlement Patterns from Prehistory to Recent Times 

  •  Nazarij Buławka; Hector A. Orengo: A comprehensive study of ancient irrigation landscapes in the arid climate through the application of remote sensing and machine learning methods 
  •  Daniel Ponsa; Arnau Garcia-Molsosa; Hector A. Orengo; Gerard Graugés; Pau Cano; Núria Romaní; Gemma De Solà: Exploring the automatised classification of pottery wares: towards a semantic segmentation of hyper-spectral images of Roman assemblages  
  • Ekta Gupta, V N Prabhakar: Mapping Harappan Navigation Routes: Fresh Insights from Remote Sensing-based Landscape Study 

 Session 10. Archaeology of the Uplands: searching for models and methodology in high altitude human-shaped landscapes 

  • Arnau Carbonell; Lídia Colominas; Valentina Pescini; Alfredo Mayoral; Abel Gallego-Valle; Jesús Martínez; Hector A. Orengo: The language of living mountains: livestock settlements and occupation dynamics in the Puigpedrós massif, Duran, Vallcivera and Llosa valleys (eastern Pyrenees, Spain) 

 Session 12. Exploring the interaction between humans and their environment: The Roman road network and associated structures through Landscape Archaeology 

  •  Josep Maria Palet; Alfredo Mayoral; Isabel Mattuzzi; Arnau Carbonell; Arnau Garcia-Molsosa: Roman road network, centuriated landscape and settlement patterns in the Empordà plain (North-Eastern Catalonia): archaeomorphology and geoarchaeological research 

 Session 15. Integrated approaches to heritage landscape studies 

  • Navjot Kour; Francesc Conesa; Arnau Garcia-Molsosa; Hector A. Orengo: Safeguarding heritage in the outer plains of Jammu: A synergistic endeavour between academia and non-academic communities  
  • Josep Maria Palet; Marta Flórez; Lídia Colominas; Valentina Pescini; Arnau Carbonell; Paloma Aliende; Alfredo Mayoral: Enhancing Mountain Cultural Landscapes as a resource for sustainable territorial development: transfer knowledge through Cultur-Monts European project (Interreg Sudoe) 
  • Konstantina Venieri; Athanasia Krachtopoulou; Arnau Garcia-Molsosa; Giannis Apostolu; Hector A. Orengo; Anastasia Dimoula; Niki Saridaki; Evangelia Vliora; Nikolas Dimakis: Combining historical aerial photography, cartography and satellite-based data for the detection of sites and archaeological features in the Kambos area (Thessaly, Greece) 

Session 25. Historical responses to environmental change: rethinking riverine-coastal landscape archaeology through interdisciplinary approaches  

  • Pau Canudas Grabolosa; Alfredo Mayoral; Arnau Garcia-Molsosa: An integrated remote sensing approach to palaeogeographic and landscape changes around the ancient Greek colony of Abdera in coastal Thrace (Northern Greece) 
  •  Alfredo Mayoral; Arnau Garcia-Molsosa; Mercourios Georgiadis; Ana Ejarque; Isabel Mattuzzi; Constantina Kallintzi; Maria Chrysafi; Hector A. Orengo; Josep Maria Palet: Developing interdisciplinary and integrated landscape archaeology approaches in the Aegean: current state and perspectives of archaeological, geoarchaeological and palaeoenvironmental research around Abdera (Thrace, Greece) 

 Session 26. ‘Three-dimensional Landscapes’. Current Applications on Survey, Analysis, and Visualization of Archaeological Landscapes 

  •  Arnau García-Molsosa; Iban Berganzo-Besga; Merkouris Georgiadis; Eurydice Kefalidou; Nikolas Dimakis; Paraskevi Motsiou; Alfredo Mayoral; Isabel Mattuzzi; Constantina Kallintzi; Maria Chrysafi; Hector A. Orengo: A test for the integration of Micro-topographic reconstructions and Machine Learning-based image analysis for the characterization of archaeological surface record 

 Session 35. Poster Session 

  • Isabel Mattuzzi; Merkouris Georgiadis; Eurydice Kefalidou; Josep Maria Palet; Arnau Carbonell; Constantina Kallintzi; Alfredo Mayoral; Arnau Garcia-Molsosa: Trans-Mediterranean Greco-Roman landscapes. An integrated comparative study around Abdera (Greece) and Emporion (Spain) 

Session organization:

  • Valentina Pescini co-organizer of Session 17: Bridging historical landscape ecology and landscape archaeology: common questions and challenges in a rapidly changing world.