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Tuesday, March 31
 

09:00 CEST

7C Replication: from the past to the digital age

9:00-9:25
ROB SHAW, MICHAEL ANN BEVIVINO, GARY DEVLIN

Replicating Replicas: from 19th Century plaster cast to 3D digital replica


9:25-9:50
MARIA CHIARA LIGUORI

Manifold digital applications for a multitarget communication: the Etruscan virtual experience


9:50-10:15
PAOLA DI GIUSEPPANTONIO DI FRANCO

The performance of heritage: manipulating 3D digital and printed replicas of artefacts inside museums


10:15-10:40

PABLO ROCES COTO, MERCEDES FARJAS ABADÍA, SABAH JASIM

Digital representation of archaeological pieces: 3D modelling, replicas and metrics


10:40-11:00

STUART JEFFREY

Digital replication, aura and authenticity




Tuesday March 31, 2015 09:00 - 11:00 CEST
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00 CEST

7C Replication: from the past to the digital age

15:00-15:25

MHAIRI MAXWELL

Digital-Design-Archaeology: integrating digital and traditional making in re-creating a Pictish drinking horn fitting.


15:25-15:50

STEFANIA POESINI, LUCIA SARTI, VINCENZO DE TROIA, PAOLO MACHETTI

Computer applications for multisensory communication on cultural heritage


15:50-16:15
TEIJA TUULIA OIKARINEN

Utilisation of a game engine for archaeological visualisation


Moderators
Speakers
MF

Mercedes Farjas Abadía

University Professor, Technical University of Madrid
TT

Teija Tuulia Oikarinen

University of Oulu, Finland
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Sofia Pescarin

Director Virtual Heritage Lab, Italian Nat’l Research Council
Archaeologist, PhD in History and Computing, specialist in GIS, 3d terrain, Open Source approach to Cultural Heritage. She is a researcher at the Institute of Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage of the National Council of Researches in Rome (CNR ITABC), in the Virtual Heritage... Read More →


Tuesday March 31, 2015 15:00 - 16:40 CEST
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00 CEST

ROUNDTABLE 4 – Simulating the Past: Complex Systems Simulation in Archaeology
In the last few years approaches commonly classified as computational modelling (agent-based and mathematical modelling, as well as other types of simulation) are becoming increasingly common and popular among the archaeological computing community.

Almost all research activity could be termed ‘modelling’ in some sense, for example, in archaeology we create conceptual models (hypotheses, typologies), spatial models (GIS), virtual models (3D reconstructions) or statistical models to name but a few. Most of them, however, investigate either the elements of the system (individual pots, skeletons, buildings etc.) or the pattern produced by the system elements (cultural similarities, settlement distribution, urban development etc.) and only theorize about the possible processes that led from the aggregated actions of individual actors to population-level patterns. In contrast, simulation allows us to investigate and reconstruct such processes in a formal way, threfore tackling some of the past complexity. It helps us to create ‘virtual labs’ in which we can test and contrast different hypotheses, find irregularities in the data or identify new factors and relationships which we would not suspect of having a significant impact on the system. In short, complexity science techniques have great potential for diverse applications in archaeology and may become a driving force for formalisation of descriptive models for the whole discipline.

The aim of this roundtable is to discuss the potential and challenges of complex systems simulation, including but not restricted to:

  • the epistemology of computational modelling (what it can and cannot do);
  • data integration and its use for model validation;
  • system formalisation and the role of domain specialists;
  • replicability and reuse of code;
  • lessons learnt from other disciplines commonly using simulation (ecology, social science, economics etc.)
  • communication between modellers and the wider archaeological public;
  • further directions of research.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to propose the creation of a new Special Interest Group (SIG) under the auspices of CAA (named: ‘CAA Complex Systems Simulation SIG’), and to discuss a preliminary plan of the proposed activities of the SIG and an outline of how the SIG is to be organised.


Moderators
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Barcelo, Juan

Professor, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Tuesday March 31, 2015 17:00 - 18:45 CEST
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building
 
Wednesday, April 1
 

09:00 CEST

5L Modelling large-scale human dispersals: data, pattern and process

9:00-9:25
BENJAMIN DAVIES

Reediness is not a Polynesian character”: Modelling Pacific Island settlement and potential effects of spatiotemporal constraints on survival and human body dimensions


9:25-9:50
FULCO SCHERJON

Large scale population modelling in the deep past. Issues and concerns. HomininSpace, a case study in points.


9:50-10:15
GIACOMO CAPUZZO, JUAN ANTONIO BARCELÓ

Adoption of innovations and expansive phenomena in the 2nd millennium BC in Central and Western Europe.


10:15-10:40
MICHAEL MÄRKER, MICHAEL BOLUS

What can we learn about the environmental preferences of Neanderthals and Modern Humans using stochastic modeling?


10:40-11:00
THOMAS G. WHITLEY, GEOFF AVERN, CHRISTINE MARKUSSEN, KATIE SIMON

Modelling in Le Mandement: Using GIS and Geophysics to Examine Caesar’s Campaign against the Helvetii in 58 BC


Moderators
Speakers
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Geoff Avern

Visiting Fellow, University Southampton
GC

Giacomo Capuzzo

Autonomous University of Barcelona Academia: http://uab.academia.edu/GiacomoCapuzzo
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Barcelo, Juan

Professor, UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
CM

Christine Markussen

EnviroSystems Management, Inc.
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Fulco Scherjon

Research Master at Leiden University


Wednesday April 1, 2015 09:00 - 11:00 CEST
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30 CEST

5L Modelling large-scale human dispersals: data, pattern and process

11:30-11:55

ANDREA ZANOTTI, JEAN-PIERRE BOCQUET-APPEL

An Agent-based Model to Simulate the Balkan Neolithic Expansion

 

11:55-12:20
SIMONE CALLEGARI, JOHN DAVID WEISSMANN, GEORGE LAKE, CHRISTOPH P. E. ZOLLIKOFER

High-performance agent-based models of worldwide human dispersals


12:20-12:45
IZA ROMANOWSKA, SETH BULLOCK

Testing the Variability Selection Hypothesis on Hominin Dispersals - an Agent-based Modelling Approach


12:45-13:10

NATALIE TKACHENKO, SIMONE CALLEGARI, JOHN DAVID WEISSMANN, WESLEY P. PETERSEN, GEORGE LAKE, CHRISTOPH P. E. ZOLLIKOFER

Individual-based modeling of population growth and dispersal in discrete time


13:10-13:30

TARJA SUNDELL, MARTIN HEGER, JUHANA KAMMONEN
Reconstructing the boom of prehistoric hunter-gatherer population size in Finland by agent and equationbased modeling


Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:30 - 13:30 CEST
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00 CEST

5L Modelling large-scale human dispersals: data, pattern and process

15:00-15:25

STEPHANIE R ROGERS, PHILIPPE CURDY, MURIEL ESCHMANN RICHON, RALPH LUGON

Modelling glacial archaeological potential in the Pennine Alps – A multidisciplinary approach


15:25-15:50
GUY DE MULDER, MARK VAN STRYDONCK

Radiocarbon dates, cremations, flatgraves and the appearance of the urnfield cemeteries in Belgium



Wednesday April 1, 2015 15:00 - 16:40 CEST
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building
 
Thursday, April 2
 

09:00 CEST

10B Electronic resources for archaeology: from databases to digital open data

9:00-9:25
DOUG ROCKS-MACQUEEN

The Past and Future of Open Access in Archaeology


9:25-9:50
FRANCESCA ANICHINI, MARGHERITA BARTOLI, PAOLA LILIANA BUTTIGLIONE, ELEONORA DELPOZZO, ILENIA GALLUCCIO, GABRIELE GATTIGLIA, CLARA ANNARITA GIANNITRAPANI, SILVIA LISCHI, SAVERIO GIULIO MALATESTA, FLAVIA MORANDINI, DANIELA MUSMECI, FELICE PERCIANTE, MARIELA QUARTARARO, SARA LINDA RUSSO, FRANCESCA SIMI

Are the open archaeological data fashionable? The Italian Manifesto for Open Data in Archaeology (MODA)


9:50-10:15
ALESSANDRA CARAVALE, ALESSANDRA PIERGROSSI

Digital resources for archaeology. The contribution of the on-line projects by ISMA-CNR


10:15-10:40
VALERIA BOI, MIRELLA SERLORENZI, ILARIA JOVINE, MILENA STACCA

SITAR: starting point, challenges and future development of an archaeology data sharing platform


10:40-11:00
FEDERICO NURRA

Use of cartographical Open Data in the context of the project SITAN

 



Thursday April 2, 2015 09:00 - 11:00 CEST
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

11:30 CEST

ROUNDTABLE 7 – Digital Technologies and Quantitative Methods in the Study of Prehistoric Art

The application of digital technologies and quantitative methods to the study of prehistoric art is producing exciting new results in a wide range of areas. Three-dimensional modeling and imaging of painted/engraved caves provide enhanced opportunities for scientific study and new platforms for sharing protected sites with the public. Digital displays of archaeological sites and museum exhibits allow for broader public engagement with prehistoric art. Detailed renderings of decorative motifs on many materials (cave walls, stone, bone, antler, and ivory) are providing insights into the gestures and techniques used to create works of prehistoric art. Increasingly sensitive dating techniques are refining the chronology of prehistoric art. Quantitative studies of the morphology of early symbolic and ornamental systems are shedding light on the aesthetic values and social organization of production among prehistoric groups. Non-destructive chemical analysis of raw materials is revealing patterns of movement and exchange in prehistoric networks. In the wake of these diverse and exciting developments, collective reflection on the benefits and challenges of new methods is essential.

Numerous publications in the last decade have introduced a wide range of exciting methodological developments. The goal of this round table session is to engage specialists in computer-based and quantitative methods in a discussion of the benefits, limitations, challenges, and ethical implications of their methods of study. Chronological and geographic area are open, limited only to the pre- and protohistoric. Participation will be limited in order to provide ample discussion time. Participants will be asked to submit in advance a publication or a manuscript in development for discussion at the round table. In the session, participants will present their methods of analysis in detail, will have the opportunity to pose and respond to questions about these methods, and will engage in broader discussions about established and emerging computer-based and quantitative techniques. In closing, participants will be asked to reflect upon the implications of these methods in terms of public engagement, interpretive challenges, and the management, presentation, and preservation of data.


Moderators
Thursday April 2, 2015 11:30 - 13:30 CEST
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

15:00 CEST

10B Electronic resources for archaeology: from databases to digital open data

15:00-15:25
ANDREW DUFTON, MICHAEL JOHNSON, ELIZABETH FENTRESS

Exploring sustainable publication and the web: a case-study from the Villa Magna Project

 

15:25-15:50
STEFANO COSTA, ALESSANDRO CARABIA, ENRICO ZANINI

GQBWiki goes open


15:50-16:15
MONTEIL AURÉLIE, BOULETREAU VIVIANE

Archaeological contents: from open access to open data


16:15-16:40
FINNEGAN POPE-CARTER, GRAEME ATTWOOD

Legacy Data - Open strategies for closed data


Moderators
Speakers
SC

Stefano Costa

Università degli Studi di Siena Twitter: @stekosteko
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Andrew Dufton

Brown University Twitter: @jadufton
FP

Finnegan POPE-CARTER

University of Bradford & GSB Prospection


Thursday April 2, 2015 15:00 - 16:40 CEST
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building

17:00 CEST

10B Electronic resources for archaeology: from databases to digital open data

17:00-17:15

ANTHONY CORNS, LOUISE KENNEDY

From Lamp-light to Laser-light: Opening access to the historic and contemporary imaging of monuments

 

17:25-17:50

NICHOLAS ANDRE HOLMER, BUCK BENSON, JESSE PRUITT, ROBERT SCHLADER, NICHOLAS CLEMENT, HERBERT D.G. MASCHNER, COREY SCHOU, JONATHAN HOLMES

From past to present: Reconciling years of Arctic archaeological data into a single visual database

 

17:50-18:15

TAMAKI SUZUKI, IVAN VASILIEV

High-resolution Image Database for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Documentation of Architecture and Paintings of the Medieval Churches in the East Europe.


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Anthony Corns

Anthony Corns

Technology Manager, The Discovery Programme
The Discovery Programme, Ireland
LK

Louise Kennedy

Digital Archivist, The Discovery Programme
Louise Kennedy is a digital archivist at The Discovery Programme. She completed a BA in English and the Masters in Archives and Records Management at University College Dublin. Louise worked on literary, religious and research archives before assisting with the digitisation of a major... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 17:00 - 18:40 CEST
Room F University of Siena San Niccolò Building
 
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