Ute SCHOLZ, Austria | Nadine ALPINO, Germany | June 20, 2018 10am

Round Table – From field to screen – Digital technologies in rescue archaeology.


The daily bread for most practical archaeologists is rescue archaeology. Every day they as well as site technicians generate and record a large amount of archaeological data at excavation sites in many countries. This information will be transformed afterwards by scholars and visualizers. Using digital technologies can help organize, structure and manage archaeological data right at the excavation site and provide powerful tools to save time and money. It’s the moment when you generate the important data which are necessary for a following digital analysis for example with GIS and visualize a reconstruction. Many possibilities are given, but are they like a matter of course in use everywhere at a rescue excavation site?

At the CHNT where different interest groups like rescue archaeologists, site technicians, software developer, researcher etc. come together we want to offer a platform for the exchange of experiences and a productive discussion about working situations and the use of digital technologies in different countries.


After some introductory speeches we would like to discuss for example the preconditions for an already successful use of digital technologies. In addition, we would like to talk about how skills and workflows in handling digital methods/technologies in rescue archaeology could be improved. Wether special training courses for archaeologists provided by hardware and software developers offer a solution?Another interesting point to talk about is the fact, that you can already find many special interest groups in different social media like Facebook or LinkedIn.  But could a general platform be a possibility for the exchange, on which one finds different information, approximately to hard- and software or to forums?

(©Nadine Alpino)

Beside that we also looking forward for your questions, challenges and experiences.

Until november in Vienna.

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