Fieldwork at the Greek colony of Abdera, Thrace, Greece: report on our summer adventure

Part of the team during a drilling in dry wetland in the Tuzla Gyol area 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…
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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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Emerging Investigator Award 2019 for GIAP members

Hector A. Orengo (writing this post) and Arnau Garcia-Molsosa were awarded the Emerging Investigator Award 2019 by the Journal of Archaeological Science and the Society for Archaeological Sciences for our paper paper “A brave new world for archaeological survey: Automated machine learning-based potsherd detection using high-resolution drone imagery” The panel commended the visionary combination of…
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GIAP opens the period for the pre-selection of Marie Skłodowska-Curie proposals

GIAP will be open until mid-july to eaccept candidatures for Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) postdoctoral positions. Available supervisors include: Francesc C. Conesa for topics related to landscape archaeology, computational archaeology, remote sensing, GIS and machine learning. Arnau Garcia-Molsosa for topics related to landscape archaeology, landscape history, survey, computational archaeology, remote sensing, GIS and machine learning.…
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Call for papers for the new ArcheoLogica Data journal

ArcheoLogica Data is a new annual Open Access journal by the MAPPA Lab at the Department of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge of the University of Pisa. ArcheoLogica Data aims at publishing original contributions in the form of long (30k-50k characters) or short (7500 characters) papers linked to a dataset. The main difference between ArcheoLogica…
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1st TIR-FOR symposium: call for papers

The call for abstracts for the TIR-FOR (Tabula Imperii Romani – Forma Orbis Romani) symposium is now open. As mapping, computational and web-based technologies advance, the TIR-FOR project (one of the longest-running international archaeological projects) is dedicating its first ever symposium to digital cartography and how it interacts with current research on settlement, territory and…
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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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BBVA Foundation grant for DIASur!

Despite the global pandemic and the confinement of the population, the members of the committee in charge of evaluating the BBVA Foundation Grants for Research Teams in Digital Humanities met virtually yesterday to select 5 projects out of the 81 proposals received in all fields related to digital humanities. GIAP was lucky enough to get…
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Meeting virtually

GIAP team members did their first general virtual meeting last Friday. The meeting focused on the organisation and workings of our new project management platform. There were a few technical problems related to the configuration of the internet browser of two members that did not allow them to intervene. They could still listen to the…
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Working from home

During the next weeks we will be populating GIAP’s website. With the measures against the expansion of the Coronavirus (ICAC asked us to work from home) some of us will have some extra time to do so while others -like myself- will have the children at home for two weeks at least.