Category: Computational Archaeology

Towards a Cognitive Understanding of ancient Greek Ritual

Today, Efrosyni Boutsikas (MSCA researcher at ICAC & senior lecturer at University of Kent) is offering a seminar at the at the Department of the Study of Religion of Aarhus University. Towards a Cognitive Understanding of ancient Greek Ritual: Immersive reconstructions of Sanctuaries and Rituals in Space and TimeEfrosyni BoutsikasWednesday 21/02/24 at at 12h About the…
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MSCA results are out! 4 new postdoctoral fellowships for GIAP

Great news for GIAP (ICAC-CERCA) in the 2023 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) call from the European Union. We were awarded 4 new postdoctoral fellows to join us, one of which is Faidon Moudopoulos, who we celebrate will be able to extend his stay with us for another 2 years! The computational team will expand on mountain environments, pastoralism…
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Open Access! Integrating Legacy Survey Data into GIS-based Analysis

Our latest article in Archaeological Prospection is reshaping our understanding of ancient human settlements by revisiting legacy survey data from the Mediterranean region. Archaeological exploration in the region has long relied on surface surveys, some of which were only recorded manually. Now, through innovative computational methods, researchers are breathing new life into these archives. In the Grevena…
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Ancient Skies, Modern Tools: Charting the course of Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy in the Digital Age

On January 30 and 31, the ICAC-CERCA hosts the research seminar ‘Ancient Skies, Modern Tools: Charting the course of Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy in the Digital Age,’ organized by MSCA researcher Efrosyni Boutsikas within the framework of the STAR-AGESS research project. Ancient Skies, Modern Tools: Charting the course of Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy in the Digital…
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Surveying the Montane Landscapes of Ancient Macedonia

To the fellows based in Oxford, our PhD candidate Giannis Apostolou has been invited to deliver a seminar for the Greek Archaeology Group & Prehistoric and Early Greece Graduate Seminars (GAG-PEGGS) at the Institute of Classical Archaeology of the University of Oxford this Thursday, the 25th of January at 13.00. Giannis’ paper will about ongoing work in…
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Echoes from China: the excavations at the cemetery of Juna Khatiya in Kachchh, India, were recently honoured with the Shanghai Archaeology Forum’s 2023 Field Discovery award

4500 years ago, the Kachchh region in present-day north-western India played an essential role in the development of the Bronze Age Indus Civilization, as attested by the many well-known Indus mounds and citadels that have been documented in the area. However, little was known about the earlier phases that led to the full integration of…
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Scopes of working in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley Using a Combined Remote Sensing and Geoarchaoelogical Approach

Sayantani Neogi will be in Glasgow tomorrow to present in the 2024 BANEA Annual Meeting, hosted by The University of Glasgow on the 3-5 January 2024. Organised around “Archaeological and heritage practice in Southwest Asia: towards equitable futures”, the conference will foreground archaeology’s role and responsibilities in climate change discourse; the discipline’s colonial inheritances and legacies, and…
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Open call for papers EAA2024! GIAP co-organises 5 sessions

The call for papers for the EAA Annual Meeting is open! The EAA2024 will take place in Rome, Italy, on the 28-31 August 2024. GIAP (ICAC-CERCA) will co-organise 5 sessions: EXTENDED DEADLINE! 8th 12th of February 2024.Submit your papers here: https://submissions.e-a-a.org/eaa2024/ ABSTRACTS: Title: Machine learning methods in archaeological research: new approaches, barriers and standardization Theme:…
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The team grows bigger! We welcome 2 new researchers and a technician

This December, we are glad to welcome 3 new team members to GIAP (ICAC-CERCA): Andrew McLeanMSCA postdoctoral fellow Andrew McLean finished his PhD at Edinburgh last year. His thesis analyzed the economy of the Roman Adriatic with a focus on modeling mobility and movement. He then looked at wine and oil production and patterns of…
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The forgotten battle of the Spanish Civil War: recovering the archaeology of the fight at Turó del Balís 

A new study, led by the Landscape Archaeology Research Group (GIAP) of the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC-CERCA), unveils new details about the battlefield of Turó del Balís, one of the last Republican resistance episodes in Maresme (Catalonia) at the end of the Spanish Civil War, and proposes the preservation of the archaeological site.…
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