Category: Remote Sensing

Drones don’t fear lava: Remote and ground archaeological survey during the 2021 volcano eruption in La Palma, Canary Islands

“The study of how eruptive events affected past societies and their environment has been a recurrent field of research that has gained relevant insights towards reducing present-day geohazard risks and vulnerability [1, 2, 3]. Archaeological volcanology also has close ties with the so-called “disaster archaeology” [4, 5], which aims at improving our engagement and risk management strategies in response…
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Postdoc call! Archaeological site detection based on multispectral satellite imagery

We are searching for excellent candidates with a PhD in Computer Science, Remote Sensing or a similar field interested in conducting research in archaeological sites detection based on applying machine learning techniques on multispectral aerial images. Contract duration: 22 months The call will open in the forthcoming weeks through Working at the ICAC/Open calls. The context…
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Artificial Intelligence and the archaeology of Greek landscapes

Today, 6th Nov 2021 at 13.45 CET, Giannis Apostolou (GIAP-ICAC) presents his latest research in the International Conference of Postgraduate Students of History and Archaeology organised by the International Hellenic University: “INTERPRETING IDENTITIES IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND THE BLACK SEA” Abstract: Artificial Intelligence and the archaeology of Greek landscapes The rise of Convolutional Neural…
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We expand on remote sensing and geoarchaeology! GIAP awarded two more postdoctoral grants

In the picture: Francesc C. Conesa (left) and Alfredo Mayoral (right). Great news for our remote sensing and geoarchaeology lines of research! We celebrate that Francesc C. Conesa and Alfredo Mayoral have recently been awarded a Beatriu de Pinós (MSCA Cofund-Generalitat de Catalunya) and a Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) postdoctoral grants respectively. We are thrilled…
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Developing new surveying techniques under the Greek sun

The team’s morning march to the survey area.  Our work in Greece this summer involves two distinct archaeological projects: surveying in Abdera (Thrace) and surveying and excavating in Grevena (Western Macedonia), with additional geomorphological and geoarchaeological prospection in both areas.  These projects will provide a new paradigm of techniques available for archaeological surveys, with a stronger involvement of remote sensing,…
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Experimental drone flights to develop new remote-sensing methods

Arnau Garcia-Molsosa preparing the drone for the experimental flight In collaboration with the City Council of La Garriga (Catalonia), this summer we have begun a series of experimental flights with drones as part of a research project that seeks to develop new methods for remote detection of sites. The fields adjacent to the Roman villa of Can Terrers, as well as other…
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Our research makes the headlines in national press!

Last Monday 19th July, La Vanguardia, one of the most read national newspapers in Catalonia and Spain, published an article on remote sensing and artificial intelligence featuring the research of our group. The article focuses on how drone and satellite imagery is radically transforming the detection of sites and other features of archaeological interest, such as scattered surface remains.  For example, it highlights how lidar helped us and our Galician (Miguel Carrero Pazos) and Portuguese (João…
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GIAP goes to India: a new project investigates the origins of the Indus Civilisation

One of the c. 50 burial chambers excavated so far at Juna Khatiya. Note the mounted structure, which was covered with a sandstone block. Hi, this is Francesc! I’m a postdoctoral fellow at GIAP, and this is my first blog post – just about time! I joined ICAC during the worst months of the pandemic…
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