Seminar Detection and Modelling of Ancient Pathways

07/27/2016 | 06/27/2016

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, room HG 11-A33

Seminar Detection and Modelling of Ancient Pathways

The seminar is open to all researchers, PhD-students and (R)MA-students with an interest in landscape archaeology, issues of movement and transport, and the related development of settlement and land use patterns.  You can register by sending an e-mail to dr. Philip Verhagen, j.w.h.p.verhagen@vu.nl.

Faculty of Humanities

Humanities

Lecture

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. In this seminar, experts from France,
Slovenia, the United States and the Netherlands will present the state of the art in both fields, and explore the possible connections between the two. How can we use LiDAR as a source to test pathway models, and vice versa, how can modelling be used to interpret the traces of ancient paths detected on LiDAR images? What can it tell us about the relationships between transport, settlement and landscape? And how can we use archaeological and historical data to help us interpret the observed patterns?
 
The seminar is open to all researchers, PhD-students and (R)MA-students with an interest in landscape archaeology, issues of movement and transport, and the related development of settlement and land use patterns.

Preliminary programme:
 
· Rachel Opitz (CAST, University of Arkansas) – Trends and state-of-the-art in the use of Lidar for archaeology
· (speaker to be confirmed) – Techniques to enhance the detection of paths with Lidar
· Cathérine Fruchart (Université Bourgogne/France-Comté) – Ground-truthing of detected paths
· Dimitrij Mlekuž (University of Ljubljana) – Lidar and the messy nature of landscapes
· Zoran Čučković (Université de Bourgogne/Franche-Comté) – Elevation models as networks of movement
· Élise Fovet (Université de Bourgogne/Franche-Comté) – Path modelling and the development of network and settlement patterns
· Frédérique Bertoncello (CNRS, Nice) – Long-term settlement development and prospects for path modelling
· Mark Groenhuijzen (VU University Amsterdam) – Path modelling and network analysis in the Dutch Roman limes
· Laure Nuninger / Philip Verhagen (CNRS Besançon / VU University Amsterdam) – The integration of path detection and modelling: state-of-the-art and future prospects