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Sessions Wednesday
Andalucia II -Wednesday-
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 11:30

Chair: Espen Uleberg

  • MUD-Museernes Udgravnings Data. An Excavation database for the Danish Museums.
    Carsten Meinertz Risager
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures and Archaeological Excavation Data: SILEX, the SDI of the Neolithic Flint Mine of Casa Montero (Madrid, Spain)
    Alfonso Fraguas, Menchero Antonio, Antonio Uriarte, Juan Vicent, Susana Consuegra, Pedro Díaz-del-Río, Nuria Castañeda, Cristina Criado, Enrique Capdevila, Marta Capote
  • Spatial assessment of early human expansions using GIS and Database techniques: Examples from Southern Africa
    Michael Maerker
  • The hidden database
    Karin Lund

Wednesday April 7th, 11.30h, Room Andalucia II

Interpretation and Evaluation of High Definition 3D Surface Data III
Manuel de Falla -Wednesday
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 16:30

Chair: Bernd Breuckmann

  • Cylinder Seals Revealed
    Paul Boon, Martine de Vries-Melein
  • 2D open-source editing techniques for 3D laser scans
    Michael J Olsen, Kevin Ponto, Jason Kimball, Maurizio Seracini, Falko Kuester
  • Methodology and Technology for Rapid Three-Dimensional Scanning of In Situ Archaeological Materials in Remote Areas
    Eli R Crane, Laurence G Hassebrook, Christopher T Begley, Walter F Lundby, Charles J Casey
  • Arc3D and 3D Laser-Scanning A comparison of two alternate technologies for 3D data acquisition
    S. Hermon, D. Pilides, N. Amico, A. D’Andrea, G. Iannone, M. Chamberlain

Wednesday April 7th, 16.30h, Room Manuel de Falla

Remote sensing and non intrusive methods (short papers)
Andalucia I -Wednesday-
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 16:30

Chair: Arianna Traviglia

  • The Modagspace project: Lidar data and landscape archaeology in southern France (Languedoc)
    Nicolas Poirier
  • Using remote sensing scenes and image analysis for the study of the oxyrhynchos landscape (El-Bahnasa Egypt)
    Jose Ignacio Fiz, Eva Subias, Rosa Cuesta
  • Silvretta Historica: Satellite-assisted Archaeological Prospection in an Alpine Environment
    Karsten Lambers and Thomas Retimeier
  • Satellite-based geoarchaeological mapping in Northern Gujarat
    Bernardo Rondelli, Andrea Balbo, Marco Madella, Prasad Ajithprasad
  • The contribute of remote sensing in the preliminar survey of kusakli huyuk (turkey)
    Maria Cristina Salvi, Alice Cartocci, Riccardo Salvini, Stefania Mazzoni
  • Mapping and interpreting disappeared archaeological features by the means of historical aerial photogrammes and digital photogrammetry
    Enrique Cerrillo-Cuenca, José Juan de Sanjosé
  • Locating Prehistoric Submerged Archaeological Sites in Southeast Alaska
    Kelly Monteleone, E. James Dixon
  • Towards a theory of movement: understanding the role of landscape markers during Iberian Late Prehistory
    Patricia A. Murrieta

Wednesday April 7th, 16.30h, Room Andalucia I

Modelling the prehistoric spread of plants, animals, people and ideas
Andalucia III -Wednesday-
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 16:30

Round table

Since at least the early 1960s, researchers have sought to provide mathematical models to represent the movement of past peoples and ideas. Initially such models focused on "cultural" diffusion, where technology was assumed to move in space and time without significant population movement. Quite quickly, however, focus moved to demic flow. Such models were originally used to model population spread but, it soon became clear that if they can be used to model the movement of people, they must also have some utility in modelling the movement of cultural, genetic, and linguistic traits as they spread along with the people who "carry" them.

As soon as demic and cultural diffusion are linked in this way, there is potential for considerable sophistication in the modelling, but also for considerable confusion. The difficulty is that many cultural changes have been seen as coming as "packages" and so archaeologists have, for example, labelled particular types of stone tools, houses and agriculture as "Neolithic". If we do this, we are grouping together technologies and/or ideas that may or may not have spread in similar ways. This has lead to a very fuzzy and confusing picture of the spread of the Neolithic in Europe. Increasingly, however, archaeologists are aware that seeking to model the arrival of the "Neolithic" is not a sufficiently focused goal. It is now clear that we need to be much more specific and think, for example, about modelling the arrival of a particular gene (pool) or the arrival of cereal agriculture.

With this realisation has come increasingly sophisticated mathematical and statistical models. If such models are to become routine in archaeological research, however, we need to adopt a rigorous and very structured approach to their use. First, we have to define precisely what it is we wish to model. Second we have to develop appropriate models for representing the spread of the phenomenon of interest. Third we need to assemble data that reliably relate to that phenomenon. Fourth we have to develop methods for fitting the model that we have chosen to the available data, so that we can estimate crucial parameters like the rate of spread and the location of any hiatuses in space and time. Finally, we need a way to convey both the most likely values of the key parameters and their associated uncertainties.

In this discussion, we will focus on a selection of modern mathematical and statistical models. We will seek to draw out the strengths and weaknesses of each, to encourage discussants to focus on examples from their own research, and to identify research issues which require pressing attention if such models are to make a real difference to modern archaeological practice.

The discussants who have agreed to take part (schedules and funding permitting) are as follows.

  • Prof David Anderson (University of Tennessee, Knoxville - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) is an archaeologist with a long-term interest in paleoindian colonization of the Americas; recently he has also been working on the link between climate change and cultural dynamics.
  • Prof Caitlin Buck (University of Sheffield, UK - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) is an archaeostatistician who is currently working on the development Bayesian statistical models for the spread of cereal agriculture in Europe and applying them to a large database of radiocarbon-dated cereal grains.
  • Dr Mark Collard (Simon Fraser University Canada - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) is Canada Research Chair in Human Evolutionary Studies and principal investigator of the Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity at University College London. He is using methods and theory from evolutionary biology to investigate archaeologically- and ethnographically-documented patterns of material culture variation.
  • Prof James Conolly (Trent University, Canada - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) is an archaeologist with particular interest in human palaeoecology and human adaptation; mobility and colonisation processes; origins and spread of farming and farmers; geographical information systems; spatial and analytical statistics; computer modelling of population dynamics and cultural change.
  • Prof Keith Dobney (University of Aberdeen, UK - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) is a palaeoecologist whose principal research themes include the origins of agriculture, the domestication of animals, human and animal dispersal, diet and health, palaeopathology and palaeoeconomics.
  • Dr Vincent Macaulay (University of Glasgow, UK - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) is a statistician who works on statistical inference of prehistoric demography on the basis of DNA sequence data, with a particular focus on mitochondrial DNA variation.
  • Dr Graeme Sarson (Newcastle University, UK - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) is an applied mathematician who develops tailored models for representing movement of people in particular landscapes, for example, along river networks and has used these models to find evidence for multiple sources of the European Neolithic.

      Wednesday April 7th, 16.30h, Room Andalucia III

Taking the long view: putting sustainability at the heart of data creation.
Seminario I -Wednesday
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 16:30

Chair: Stuart Jeffrey

  • EDNA II, Taking the Electronic Archive for Dutch Archaeology to the Next Level
    Milco Wansleeben
  • Methodological keys for the acquisition and long-term use of photographic collections representing elements of Heritage
    José Manuel Valle Melón, Álvaro Rodríguez Miranda
  • Raising Standards: Creating Guides to Good Practice for the Archaeology Data Service and Digital Antiquity
    Kieron Niven,Julian Richards, Keith Kintigh, Fred Limp, Francis McManamon
  • Towards the Development of a Sustainable National Record: a View from Scotland.
    Peter McKeague
  • Sustaining Database Semantics
    Keith William Kintigh

Wednesday April 7th, 16.30h, Room Seminario I

Interpretation and Evaluation of High Definition 3D Surface Data II
Manuel de Falla -Wednesday
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 14:30

Chair: Bernd Breuckmann

  • Evaluation of Historical Coin 3D Models
    Michael Hoedlmoser, Sebastian Zambanini, Martin Kampel, Mario Schlapke
  • Architectural Survey by Terrestrial Laserscanning – a new Method for efficient Plan Creation
    Klaus Mechelke, Mike Schnelle
  • FACE-R” 3D Database And Morphometrics For Facial Reconstruction
    Ágnes Kustár, László Forró, Ildikó Kalina, Ferenc Fazekas, Szabolcs Honti, Szabolcs Makra, Martin Friess
  • Evaluation of Acquisition and Post-Processing Pipeline for 3D Models of Ancient Statues
    S. Hermon, M. Hadjicosti, D. Pilides, P. Ronzino, D. Pitzalis

Wednesday April 7th, 14.30h, Room Manuel de Falla

Refining Remote Sensing for archaeological environments: image processing and its effectiveness
Andalucia I -Wednesday-
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 14:30

Chair: Arianna Traviglia

  • Remote Sensing Image Processing for Archaeology: Effectiveness, Issues, Prospects. A State of the Art
    Arianna Traviglia
  • Investigation of the Urban-Suburban Center of Ancient Nikopolis (Greece) through the Employment of Geophysical Prospection Techniques
    Apostolos Sarris, Michael Teichmann, Paraskevi Seferou, Eleni Kokkinou
  • Modelling the spatial distribution of Paleontological sites in the Makuyuni region, Tanzania
    Michael Maerker
  • The potential of hyperspectral and multispectral imagery to augment archaeological cropmark detection: a comparative study.
    Syed Ali Aqdus, William S Hanson,Jane Drummond

Wednesday April 7th, 14.30h, Room Andalucia I

Analytical GIS and Spatial Analysis
Andalucia III -Wednesday-
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 14:30

Chair: Gary Lock

  • Spatial analysis of the Bronze Age sites of the region of Paphos in southwest Cyprus with the use of Geographical Information Systems
    Athos Agapiou, Maria Iacovou, Apostolos Sarris
  • Observations of land use transformations during the Neolithic using exploratory spatial data analysis: contributions and limitations
    Laure Saligny, Lucile Pillot, Clément Moreau
  • Archaeological Evaluation of Ground Disturbance Activities for Planning and Development in Patras, Greece
    Helene Simoni
  • Mashed up culture? Interpretation, authenticity, technology and reinvention
    Felicity Morel-EdnieBrown

Wednesday April 7th, 14.30h, Room Andalucia III

New technologies in Archaeological Museums (short papers)
Seminario I -Wednesday
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 14:30

Chair: Laia Pujol

  • Virtual Williamsburg: reconstructing the past for a twenty-first century audience
    Peter Anthony Inker
  • National web portals for the Norwegian university museums
    Espen Uleberg, Mieko Matsumoto
  • Location-based Interpretation at Archaeological and Heritage Sites: Visitor Reception to New Media Tours
    Elaine Morgan Massung
  • Management of Archaeological Walks: An on-site interpretation and presentation of Minoan Towns by means of emerging technologies.
    Angeliki Chrysanthi
  • Performance and Ritual in the Virtual Egyptian Temple
    Robyn Gillam, Christopher Innes, Jeffrey Jacobson
  • Virtual museum between web page and Second Life
    Rimvydas Laužikas
  • Virtual Skené: A Virtual Reconstruction of Ptolemy II Philadelphus' Tent in Alexandria
    Elena Toffalori
  • A 3D model for Detecting and Communicating the archaeological risk
    Giacomo Landeschi, Marcello Carrozzino
  • Multiresolution Modeling for Multimodal Delivery: Practices for Constructing 3D Models for Assorted Applications
    Chad Keller

Wednesday April 7th, 14.30h, Room Seminario I

New Technologies in Archaeology Higher Education
Andalucia II -Wednesday-
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 14:30

Chair: Carlos Acevedo

  • GIS as Geophysical Data Processor: Learning from the Ground Up
    Kenneth L. Kvamme
  • Multilayered Virtual Reality System for the Comparative Study of Measuring and Representation Methods of an Archaeological Site
    Genevieve Lucet, Araceli Casas, Irais Hernández
  • Cooperative Learning in Archaeological Projects for Higher Education
    Thomas Schramm, Carlos Acevedo Pardo, Mercedes Farjas Abadia
  • Teaching 3D-Documentation in In Situ -ruins- Example from Turku Finland
    Kari Juhani Uotila

Wednesday April 7th, 14.30h, Room Andalucia II

Interpretation and Evaluation of High Definition 3D Surface Data I
Manuel de Falla -Wednesday
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 11:30

Chair: Bernd Breuckmann

  • 3D Reconstruction and Visualization of a Roman Theater
    Ricardo Chacon, Vicente Dominguez, Antonio Adan, Santiago Salamanca, Pilar Merchan
  • An Improved Algorithm for Reconstructing Artifact Model from Multiple-Range Scans
    Wuyang Shui, Mingquan Zhou, Zhongke Wu
  • Underwater 3D shape reconstruction by fringe projection
    Gianfranco Bianco, Fabio Bruno, Maurizio Muzzupappa, Maria Laura Luchi
  • Documenting and Monitoring Small Fractures on Michelangelo’s David
    Christiane Bathow, Bernd Breuckmann, Marco Callieri, Massimiliano Corsini, Matteo Dellepiane, Ute Dercks, Roberto Scopigno, Roberto Sigismondi

Wednesday April 7th, 11.30h, Room Manuel de Falla

Analytical GIS
Andalucia III -Wednesday-
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 11:30

Chair: John Pouncett

  • Dynamic models to reconstruct ancient landscapes
    Mariza Kormann Rodrigues, Gary Lock
  • in conspectu prope totius urbis: an application of different visual methods at the ager Tarraconensis landscape.
    Jose Ignacio Fiz, Diana Gorostidi, Marta Prevosti, Jordi Lopez, Josep Abela
  • Integrative Distance Analysis: A Spatial Statistical Toolkit for Analyzing Complex Archaeological Datasets.
    Terence Clark

Wednesday April 7th, 11.30h, Room Andalucia III

New technologies in Archaeological Museums
Seminario I -Wednesday
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 11:30

Chair: Laia Pujol

  • Enhancing the experience
    Unai Baeza Santamaría, Sergio Barrera Mayo
  • Project Malmö 1692: a Didactic Resource in the Video Games World.
    Nicolo' Dell'Unto, Mattias Wallergård, Joakim Eriksson
  • Digital Reconstruction and Immersive Exploration of the Entrance of the Ripoll Monastery
    Isaac Besora, Pere Brunet, Antoni Chica, Jordi Moyés
  • Piloting Time-Tours: Experiences from the Development and Implementation of a Computer Based Exhibition in West Sweden
    Per Stenborg, Jonas Tornberg, Johan Ling, Mats Soderstrom, Chris Sevara, Liane Thuvander

Wednesday April 7th, 11.30h, Room Seminario I

Human evolution, a long trip without end: The application of data recovery, data management and computer analysis in Paleolithic sites.
Andalucia I -Wednesday-
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 11:30

Chair: Pablo Sañudo,Manolo Vaquero, Josep Fernández.

  • Computer applications in the study of Paleolithic sites. Methodological approach to innovative methods and their use on earlier settlements
    Pablo Sañudo, Manuel Vaquero, Josep Fernández Peris
  • ArqueoUAB: a systematic archaeographic approach for the analysis of Paleolithic sites
    Rafael Mora, Ignacio de la Torre Saínz, Jorge Martinez-Moreno
  • Neumark Nord 2/2: Spatial Analysis of an Eemian open-air Site
    Victor Klinkenberg
  • Assessing Changes in Palaeo-Coastal Morphology Using 3D Surface Modelling
    Patrick Dresch

Wednesday April 7th, 11.30h, Room Andalucia I

New Technologies and Open Source in Archaeology Higher Education (short papers)
Andalucia II -Wednesday-
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 16:30

Chair: Benjamin Ducke

  • Using Interactive 3-D Worlds as Educational Tools for Understanding Arctic Dwellings
    P. Dawson, R. Levy, C. Arnold, G. Oetlaar
  • Learning, Access and MoBility in Cultural Heritage Education: Developments Lessons and Findings from the project
    Kari Uotila, Isto Huvila, Jari-Pekka Paalassalo
  • CuratorVM, An Open Source Template for Virtual Museums
    Jeffrey Jacobson
  • Delivering sites and monuments data using web-GIS: An open source approach.
    Dave Bescoby
  • Predictive Modeling in North Mesopotamian Historical Geography
    Alessandro Di Ludovico, Francesco Di Filippo
  • GIS application in Archaeology. Three research experiences in the peninsular Mediterranean area.
    Joan Canela Gràcia, Toni Cartes Reverté, Pedro Ramos Pérez
  • Ancient Sparta in Google Earth - New Perspectives in Landscape Archeology
    Martin Boss, Lars Hochreuther, Martin Meister, Katharina Seiler

Wednesday April 7th, 16.30h, Room Andalucia II

Opening Session + Invited Talk
Manuel de Falla -Wednesday
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 09:30
The detailed schedule of the opening session will be defined soon. After the protocolary speeches, Dr. Caitlin Buck will give a lecture titled:

Out of Asia: A New Framework for Dating the Spread of Agriculture in Europe