Category: Remote Sensing

Multitemporal Lidar: A New Workflow for the Detection of Subtle Topographic Features in Dense Forest Areas

ICAC researchers publish a new study in Land, showcasing the potential of multitemporal lidar-derived digital terrain models for the detection of subtle archaeological features under perennial dense forest.  Featured image: Figure 1. Lidar point-cloud.  Lidar-derived digital terrain models (DTMs) have, during the last years, become an essential tool in landscape archaeology (Berganzo-Besga et al. 2021)…
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New algorithm for the automated detection and classification of multi-cell phytoliths using AI

A new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science shows that it is possible to automate the detection and classification of phytoliths with a high-level of accuracy, up to a species level. This method has the potential to allow the development of much larger analytical datasets in a fraction of the time than was…
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Call for papers CAA2023!

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to our session in the CAA2023 (Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) that will be held from April 3rd to 6th 2023 in Amsterdam (Netherlands). GIAP (ICAC) researcher Nazarij Buławka is part of the organising team of the session: S06. Stay connected: Developing Mobile GIS for…
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The GIAP team gets bigger! Meet our new MSCA postdoctoral fellows

We are glad to finally be able to welcome our new team members to Tarragona! Three brilliant postdoctoral researchers joined GIAP (ICAC) this September. Skyscapes, religion, plants and ancient irrigation are some of the themes to be investigated by the three successful postdoctoral MSCA fellows.  STAR-AGESS: Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Ritual and Ancient Greek Experience of Sacred Spaces (H2020-MSCA-IF-2020-101026674) Efrosyni Boutsikas Dr. Boutsikas is an…
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Giannis Apostolou awarded Onassis Foundation Scholarship!

We celebrate that GIAP (ICAC) PhD candidate Giannis Apostolou has been awarded an Onassis Foundation Scholarship, which will provide research funds to carry on with his research until autumn 2024. Congratulations Giannis!  Onassis Foundation offers up to 60 annual scholarships for postgraduate and doctoral studies in countries worldwide (countries other than Greece) and up to 10 scholarships for postgraduate studies in Greece.…
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We welcome a new postdoc in GIAP! Navjot Kour

This past June, postdoctoral researcher Navjot Kour joined GIAP (ICAC) for the two-year project RIVERINE: Mapping archaeological mounds and long-term socio-ecological transformations in riverine monsoonal plains (Agencia Estatal de Investigación PCI2021-122026-2B). The project revolves around the interactions between the hydrological resources of the Jammu and Kashmir regions, in northwestern India, and the exploitation of the…
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GIAP starts a new survey campaign in the Mongolian steppes

GIAP researchers Francesc C. Conesa and Arnau Carbonell-Puigventós are currently in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital, to set up the final preparations for their field survey season starting in Züünkhangai sum, Uvs province in the north-western part of the country (featured picture by OAK stories).    This summer Francesc and Arnau are joining an international team together with Natalia Égüez (University of…
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GIAP participates at the 25th International Conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art… in Barcelona! 

From Monday to Friday this week, GIAP (ICAC)’s ongoing research will be well represented at the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art (EASAA), starting today at the Ciutadella Campus of the University Pompeu Fabra at the very heart of Barcelona.  EASAA is one of those must-attend conferences for many of us! It has been organized…
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New trends in computational archaeology

Hèctor A. Orengo presents today at INFUTURO, the second Strategic Reflection Meeting of the Archaeology-Connection network/ArchaeologyHub.CSIC, hosted in the Milà i Fontanals Institution (IMF-CSIC) in Barcelona from June 27th to 29th 2022. Session 2: Archaeology in the digital era 27/06/22 18.35h CET New trends in computational archeologyHector Orengo, Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica This presentation describes different projects under development within the Landscape Archeology Research…
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Testing thermal and visual drone imagery in the field

Dr. Mustafa Nuri Tatbul (Bartın University, Department of Art History, Faculty of Letters) joined Toby C. Wilkinson, Arnau Garcia-Molsosa and Paloma Aliende (GIAP-ICAC) last week in Tarragona to participate in a practical demonstration and testing of new drone technology in the field. Insights learnt at this event will be applied to drone data collection in…
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