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Geospatial Analysis in Archaeology using Open Tools

Advanced Archaeological Training Christian NEUWIRTH(UNIGIS Distance Learning in Geoinformatics, Austria) Keywords: Geospatial analysis and simulation, open tools, QGIS, GAMA, LIDAR Description: The systematic analysis of geodata opens great opportunities for archaeologists who are interested in quantitative hypothesis testing and analytics. In this training session, we will give an overview of geo-computational concepts and their application in the field of archaeology. In order to deepen the practical understanding of participants, we will introduce methods such as high-resolution LIDAR data manipulation, spatial analysis and spatial simulation in a guided hands-on session. Participants have the opportunity to get to know these methods by performing geospatial operations to investigate three different use cases: Querying the spatial distribution of charcoal hearths in the Blue Mountain region, Pennsylvania Examining the potential irrigation function of a canal-shaped landform in Upper Austria Visibility analysis of Fortress Hohensalzburg In order to investigate these hypotheses, we will reconstruct the pre-modern terrain model, run least-cost path analyses and simulate water flow through a historic irrigation canal. Different free and open tools such as QGIS and GAMA are used to perform the respective tasks. The training session covers comparably simple geospatial operations (e.g. database querying and pre-processing) as well as the more advanced topics of spatial simulation. Accordingly, the proposed event equally addresses geospatial newbies and more experienced participants. Number of participants: No specific limitation on the number of participants (except for limitations imposed by the available physical...

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Publications CHNT 25, 2020

For papers: long paper (4-10 pages, up to 10 illustrations, deadline for submission: January 31, 2021) – peer reviewed short paper (=long abstract) – not peer reviewed no publication For round table contributions: short paper (=long abstract) – not peer reviewed no publication For posters: short paper (=long abstract) + poster – not peer reviewed no publicationWinner of the poster award – Long...

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Could Web Portals help to save our Cultural Heritage?

Call for Shorts Papers (Round Table) Wolfgang BÖRNER(Museen der Stadt Wien – Stadtarchaeologie, Austria) Keywords: Web portal, platform, new technologies, cultural heritage, Wien Kulturgut Call: Twenty years ago, in December 2000 the Web Portal “Wien Kulturgut” (former “Wiener Kulturgüterkataster”) has gone online. Since this time much has changed in technological aspects and new content was uploaded. Since the start it was highly accepted by the citizens of Vienna and also by tourists. Web portals give everyone access to digitally recorded cultural heritage, which is stored and researched at various locations. The digitally available resources can be searched and filtered according to different criteria. Sometimes, virtual tours offer the opportunity to deal with objects and to stroll virtually through cities, heritage sites, museums and collections. There are also cross-national platforms, like “Europeana – a European cultural heritage platform for all”.In the last twenty years many web portals, platforms, heritage portals and many heritage homepages were uploaded in the World Wide Web. New technologies offer new unprecedented possibilities to explore Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in various ways and bring the users/visitors much more amusement.However, have these ways of presentations impact on the awareness of the users, are they thought as provoking? Can they help us to save Cultural Heritage from ruthless investors, war and more? The aim of this round table is to discuss these before mentioned questions and show us, where we are now! Submit “impulse papers” (5-10 minutes talk time) and let’s hope for much discussion! Submission (open April 15, 2020)Mind the...

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