Seminar ‘Detection and Modelling of Ancient Pathways’

On 27 June 2016 we organized a one-day seminar at VU University on the theme ‘Detection and Modelling of Ancient Pathways’. Computer-based modelling of movement and transport in prehistory, and the detection and interpretation of ancient pathways from LiDAR images have both attracted much interest in the community of ‘digital archaeology’. Up to now, however, there have been few attempts to link pathway modelling to detection and vice versa. Experts from France, Slovenia, the United States and the Netherlands presented the state of the art in both fields, and explored the possible connections between the two.

The seminar was co-sponsored by CLUE+, VU’s Research Institute for Culture, History and Heritage, and ARCHON, the Dutch Research School of Archaeology.

The pdfs of the presentations can be accessed here.

Paper on local network metrics out

Our second project paper was published today, on testing the robustness of local network metrics. It was published in Frontiers in Digital Humanities, a new Open Access journal that we can recommend for the efficiency of its reviewing and publishing procedures. We would also like to thank Dr. Tom Brughmans, the editor of the special issue on ‘Network Science Approaches for the Study of Past Long-Term Social Processes’ for inviting us to submit.