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.