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Teaching Digital Methods

Call for Short Papers Nadine Alpino1 │ Stephen Stead2(1DOKU PLUS S.à r.l., Luxembourg | 2Paveprime Ltd., UK) Keywords: teaching, digital methods, exchange Every year we see presentations of fantastic results at CHNT which are, besides being traditional research, products of a range of digital techniques. We also see such digital methods becoming popular in spheres like of art and museums. It almost seems like everybody understands how these approaches work: but is that really true?  Have you ever tried to get a definition of a “point cloud” from a cultural heritage professional?Digital methods are still relatively new in the study of art history and some sub-disciplines of archaeology. So, how do we establish, teach and familiarise people who are as yet far from digital methods with their potential? Where are the sources of introductory material for the uninitiated on the fields of photo- and laser scanning, GIS, 3D-reconstruction and the myriad of other new techniques? How can we deliver an idea of the possibilities or create hand-on workshops that will inspire students and professionals alike?These and similar questions are the topics for our round table. We hope to discuss, exchange experiences and get an idea of the needs of the students in these disciplines. Most importantly we want to consider how to take this forward, perhaps by starting or joining an existing exchange platform, co-working with special interest groups or building a network of likeminded professionals. Time extent180 Minutes Duration of presentationsMaximum of 10 Minutes Target group(future) teachers, students, archaeologists, art historians, historians, members of special interest groups SubmissionMind the new...

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Archaeological Prospection by Lidar Beyond Simple Hillshading

Call for Papers Irmela HERZOG1 | Michael DONEUS2(1LVR-Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland, Germany | 2University of Vienna, Austria) Keywords: Archaeological Prospection; Lidar; Digital Elevation Model For more than a decade, Lidar data has been used to detect and delimit archaeological sites by highlighting subtle altitude differences generated by the remains of these sites. In several European countries ordnance survey institutions nowadays provide Lidar data for archaeological purposes free of charge, and sometimes web map services are available that show hillshading views of this elevation data. Some researchers have pointed out the drawbacks of the ordnance survey Lidar data in their study area, favouring Lidar data acquisition commissioned by archaeologists. The latter procurement approach is the only option eligible in countries where official Lidar data is not accessible by archaeologists. In densely vegetated regions, filtering of the Lidar data is an issue. Additional issues include the accuracy of the measurements, irregular point density after filtering as well as combining data acquired in different campaigns or Lidar data with results of other prospection methods. Besides simple hillshading, several visualisation methods have been proposed that enhance detectability of specific archaeological features. Recently, pattern recognition and machine learning approaches have been used for the (semi-)automatic detection of sites in Lidar data, allowing to scan large regions with the aim of identifying sites of a predefined site type. The aim of this session is to show the potential of Lidar data beyond simple hillshading by papers focusing on: Best practice of Lidar data acquisition for archaeological purposesData filtering in densely vegetated regionsComparison of Lidar with SfM approaches in areas with hardly any vegetationPotential and limits of different visualisation approachesMonitoring sites by comparing Lidar data acquired in different yearsCombining Lidar data with data derived from other prospection methods(Semi-)automatic detection of sites in Lidar data for instance by machine learning approaches. SubmissionMind the new...

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PhD/Master Session 2019

Call for Papers Martina POLIG(Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC), Cyprus) A crucial aspect of the conference „Cultural Heritage and New Technologies“ is that it brings together researchers from different fields and backgrounds, creating a platform that enables and promotes the exchange of ideas. This discussion can only benefit from the input and perspectives of the young scientific generation. Their participation will enrich the scientific ambient with their fresh views as well as give them the opportunity to confront themselves with their peers in the context of an international conference. Therefore, we invite students and recent graduates to present their ongoing or finished Master or PhD thesis at the conference. New ideas, new ways of thinking, clever solutions, workarounds and critical thoughts are especially welcome. The topic of the presentation should be within the scope of cultural heritage and new technologies. However, presentations that are within this year’s main topic “Monumental Computations – Digital archaeology of large urban and underground infrastructures” will be given preference. The session wants to encourage young scientists to present for their first time at an international conference. Only presenters, who have not yet given a presentation at this conference will be accepted for this session. To facilitate and encourage the participation the conference organizers agreed that every presenter will get free admission to the conference. The topic of the presentation should be within the scope of cultural heritage and new technologies. However, presentations that are within this year’s main topic “Monumental Computations – Digital archaeology of large urban and underground infrastructures” will be given preference. The session wants to encourage young scientists to present for their first time at an international conference. Only presenters, who have not yet given a presentation at this conference will be accepted for this session. To facilitate and encourage the participation the conference organizers agreed that every presenter will get free admission to the conference. SubmissionMind the new...

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Large Skeletal Series and New Technologies in Osteo-archaeology: Opportunities or Challenges?

Call for Papers Raphael Panhuysen1 | Karin Wiltschke-Schrotta2 | Ann Degrave3 | David Bibby4(1ANTHRO.NL, The Netherlands | 2Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna | 3Urban Brussels, Belgium | 4Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart, Germany) Keywords: large cemeteries, selection criteria, osteo-archaeology In recent years large infrastructural works and other building projects have resulted in the excavation of large series of burials and human remains. The time consuming documentation and collection of human remains in the field has yielded large skeletal collections (more than 1000 to over 20000 skeletons) from sites like London-Spitalfields (United Kingdom, n=11000) and Sankt Pölten (Austria, n=20000). At the same time new technologies like ancient DNA and isotope analysis have become important new sources of information on past societies. However, these new methods raise the financial costs of research considerably.Both the large skeletal series as well as the new technological toolkit create opportunities to unravel fascinating stories about past populations. Between countries and sites there are however, large differences in the scale and depth of research that is possible. Often but not always limitations in financial resources result in a reduction in the number of skeletons that will be examined and a selective application of new technologies. This session invites papers dealing with the whole chain of activities from excavation of burials to the deposition of human remains and the disclosure of the results of the research. Important topics could be the definition of selection criteria for the application of various osteo-archaeological methods and the impact of selection on the final results. SubmissionMind the new...

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Image-based 3D Documentation Aerial and Underwater

Call for Papers Photogrammetry, Georeferencing, Monitoring and Surveying Marco BLOCK-BERLITZ | Martin OCZIPKA(HTW Dresden, Germany) Keywords: image-based 3d reconstruction, photogrammetry, sfm, aerial, maritim Image-based 3D reconstruction is one of the standard tools used in archaeological excavations above and under water. Nevertheless, standardised workflows and recommendations for coping with and storing the enormous data are largely lacking. Especially in the field of underwater archaeology, practical solutions for reliable georeferencing are sought. In this session we want to talk about practical solutions and show current tools in the field of image-based 3D reconstruction. Focussing on key aspects of managing surveys, this session invites papers dealing with topics such as: complete workflows and case-studiesdecision/planning support processes for excavation campaignscamera and lighting solutions for underwater archaeologymonitoring: continuous excavation and site recording forconservation and long-term studiesand data management solutions for recorded data andlong-term accessibility of 3D data. Contributions and perspectives are welcome, and may include the topics listed above or further improve established practise and processes. SubmissionMind the new...

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Visualizing Hypotheses: Practical Handling of Uncertainty in Digital 3D Models

Call for Short Papers Christiane CLADOS1 / Heike MESSEMER2(1Philipps-Universität Marburg; 2Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany) Keywords: 3D reconstruction, hypothesis visualisation, methods, standards, conventions, cultural heritage Digital 3D reconstructions of cultural artefacts, historical characters and architecture contribute to a better understanding of cultural heritage. In the broad user community, experts from various fields such as architecture, archaeology, art history, palaeontology, forensic anthropology, museology generate 3D reconstructions in order to gain insights into no longer existing evidence. Therefore, such reconstructions are a critical tool for the “translation” of scientific data into visualizations, which make these accessible to the expert community and the general public. However, due to knowledge gaps within the diverse set of underlying sources, uncertainties are part of nearly all digital models. As user communities handle the visualization of hypotheses in 3D reconstructions differently, the situation is still unsatisfactory. When can (a part of) a reconstruction be regarded as being hypothetical in the first place? How are uncertainties indicated visually? So far, no common principles for the visualization of hypotheses within 3D models have been established, leaving experts and practitioners with no guidance on hypothesis modeling. The aim of this roundtable, an initiative of the working group “AG Digitale Rekonstruktion”, is to discuss these issues from different disciplinary perspectives. Presenters are invited to address the following questions: How shall we deal with uncertainties in digital 3D reconstructions of cultural heritage architecture, cultural artefacts, individuals, and fossils? How can hypotheses be visualized in presentations for experts and the general public? What is the state of the art, and which factors influence the visualization of hypotheses? What can be the methods/designs/visions for the future? SubmissionMind the new...

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