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Computational Archaeology

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Kristina Georgieva

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Transcript of Computational Archaeology

Robotics
For places difficult for humans to access
Manned/unmanned
Remote operated / Autonomous
Research groups
Commercial archaeology institutions
3D Modelling
Archaeology is destructive
To preserve an accurate digital representation
Buildings
Objects
Landscape (for modeling cultural behaviour and circumstances)
Remote Sensing
Reveal features
Under surface
Under vegetation
Above surface
Artificial Intelligence
Classification
Clustering
Data mining
Simulation
Image analysis
Thank you!
Introduction
What is Computational Archaeology?
Archaeoinformatics, digital heritage
Discovery
Preservation
Analysis
Presentation
Conclusion
Many technologies used in archaeology
We can contribute to the field by
Contributing to open source projects
Making mobile and desktop applications
Programming data analysis tools
Automating robots

Computational Archaeology
Kristina Georgieva
Digital Preservation
Documentation of historical data
Interpretation documents
Photographs
Drawings
Location data
Collaboration and Crowd Sourcing
Collaboration among archaeologists within a site
Knowledge sharing
Centralization of data
Mexican
Pyramid Robot
Manned Submersibles
Oculus Rift
Photogrammerty Application
Virtual Reality
Hardware
Kickstarters
Unmanned
Remote-controlled
Exploring under Pyramid in Teotihuacan
Open
Source Robotics
OpenROV
Started to search for treasure in cave
Goal: making underwater exploration and education affordable (in $)
Buy parts
Use building instructions
ROVs a AUVs
ARchaeological RObot systems for the World’s Seas
Research project
Aim: low cost marine archaeology robotics
Drones
Manned
James Cameron
Aerial Imaging
Surveying
3D modelling
Imagery analysis
Triangulation
Create 3D model
Preserves site
Educational purposes
Display
Further analysis
DORA
Aimed at exploration
Google Maps
Street view
Exlore archaeological sites
GPR
Locating features under surface
LIDAR
Light Detection and Ranging
Examine surface of the earth
Uses laser
3D info about surface
Aerial Imaging
Locating features
Differences in vegetation
Differences in landscape
Buildings
Geoglyphs
Documenting site
Applications
Sites
ArcGIS
Online sketching tools
Storage tools
Explore site using Oculus Rift
Mapping with drones
3D modeling of cave
Neural Networks
Evolutionary
Other
Use-wear analysis
Classifying ceramic beakers
Interpretation of ancient iconography
Dating Japanese keyhole tombs
Analysis of age of flint tools
C4.5 trees
Anglo-Saxon structures
SOMs
analyse ceramic composition
Cultural Algorithms
analyse emerging social behaviour
Coevolution
skull-face overlay
Fuzzy methods
skull-face overlay
Applications
Sites
Archaeology data service
Sketchfab - online 3D model library
Hardware
Smithsonian Institute
Evolving shape models of potsheds
Assemblage of broken artefacts
Positioning of pottery fragments
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