GM3.1Advances in geoarchaeology: Using geomorphological techniques and digital applications for the analysis of past man-environment systems
|Convener: Christoph Siart | Co-Conveners: Matthieu Ghilardi , Markus Forbriger|
The concept of Geoarchaeology is an interdisciplinary approach which tries to unravel the relationships between settlement history, human activity and the environmental evolution in order to reconstruct past landscapes. Besides archaeological and geoscientific techniques, the methodical spectrum increasingly includes digital applications, such as GIS, remote sensing or laser scanning. This computerised approach allows the identification and documentation of archaeological remains as well as a comprehensive capture of relevant geomorphologic landforms, archives and processes in their surroundings.
Besides geomorphological and geophysical investigations, the session especially aims at presenting advances in digital data acquisition and analysis within the framework of archaeological topics. Hence, a discussion platform for an exchange between earth sciences, humanities and (geo-)informatics is to be created. The substantial and methodological focus lies among others on GIS, terrestrial and airborne laser scanning, remote sensing, spatial analysis, feature detection, predictive modelling, new geospatial datasets, satellite imagery, digital elevation models, 3D visualisation of archaeological remains or palaeoenvironments as well as processing and refinement of geomorphological and geophysical data with digital tools. In addition, well established approaches based on chronostratigraphical, sedimentological and mineralogical investigations will be included.
The symposium targets contributors of any field of expertise related to human-environmental interactions who are interested in stimulating further research along with transdisciplinary cooperation. Abstracts for papers on original topics without any geographical restriction can be submitted.
The session is under the patronage of the Working Group on Geoarcaheology (WG3) of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG)