Tag: Artificial Intelligence

5 MSCA postdoc grants awarded to GIAP-ICAC!

Today we’re celebrating the remarkable success of our MSCAs applications for the 2021 call, the results of which have just been announced. GIAP-ICAC is proud to welcome 5 new MSCA postdoctoral fellows (and possibly one more waiting in the reserve list), expanding research in the forthcoming years and providing research funds for a total value…
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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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Hybrid Machine Learning Algorithm Detects Near 10k Archaeological Tumuli in Galicia

Image: detected tumuli in Galicia (Spain): (a) point distribution; (b) heat map. Author: Iban Berganzo. Archaeological tumuli are one of the most common types of archaeological sites and can be found across the globe. This is perhaps why many studies have attempted to develop methods for their automated detection. Their characteristic tumular shape has been…
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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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Almost 9,000 burial mounds detected in Galicia by Artificial Intelligence

Recently, an article in La Vanguardia highlighted our projects in Galicia (Spain), where we have been using Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to automatise the detection of archaeological features, structures and sites. With this post, we wanted to provide insight on this transformative methodology. Artificial intelligence (AI) is being considered the fourth industrial revolution. Derived from engineering…
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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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How new technologies can help extract archaeological information from historical maps

British maps of modern Pakistan (left) and Syria (right) depicting thousands of potential archaeological sites inadvertently, as topographic anomalies; on purpose, using conventional sites or identified using toponymic references. Image credit: Arnau Garcia-Molsosa. New research using Deep Learning to extract archaeological information from collections of maps produced during the European colonization of South Asia and…
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