Round Table

Chairs: Nadine ALPINO, Germany│ Ute SCHOLZ, ASINOE, Austria

Description of the round table: Rescue archaeology is a main factor in generating and recording archaeological data which 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 important data which are necessary for a following digital analysis for example with GIS or for visualizing a reconstruction. Many possibilities are given, but are they like a matter of course in use everywhere at a rescue excavation site?
If the answer is ‘yes’ let us talk about what we could improve. If the answer is ‘not at all’, that there is still an imbalance between an already self-evident use and a slow-going approach, let us talk about the reasons. Is there a lack of information? No time and money for further education, workshops, and courses? No money for unaffordable software? Maybe a mixture of everything?

We would like to invite you for an exchange of experience and discuss working situations in different countries:

  • What have been the preconditions for an already successful use?
  • How can experience and skills in using digital methods (like digital surveying, data management, drawing, modelling, photogrammetry, SfM…) be improved in a rescue archaeology context?
  • What could be improved to get better results and spend the (often) short time at the excavation site more efficiently?
  • How can skills be trained in a rescue archaeology context?
  • Could specific trainings fitted for archaeological requirements be worked out by hard- and software developers and archaeologists?

Time extent: 120 Minutes

Duration of speech: Max. 10 Minutes

Target group: rescue archaeologists, site technicians, software developer, researcher, 3d-generalists/-artists

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