Conference: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archeology

Yesterday I went to the CAA 2012 conference in Southampton, one of the top conferences in the world in the field of computational archaeology. I couldn't stay for longer than a day, but I've seen enough to say that archaeologist definitely know their way around when it comes to combining IT with their discipline.

I presented a poster about the Art of Making project (which deals with categorising and making available online a collection of images of ancient Roman sculpture). In particular I was there for the Data Modelling and Sharing session: the formal ontology we're working on in the Art of Making (and the accompanying dataset) is likely going to become one of the first in its kind. So I was quite interested in finding out who's doing what, when it comes to sharing data about the the ancient world.

The answer is, there are a lot of people doing very interesting things (btw please get in touch if you know of other relatable datasets). Here're a brief report on some the papers that struck me (for the full list of the talks I would have liked to attend, check out my interactive schedule.)

Finally, this is the schedule for the whole conference (notice the slick widget - it's powered by a new service :

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Michele Pasin. Conference: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archeology. Blog post on Published on March 28, 2012.

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