Archaeological Research in the Digital Age
Edited by Constantinos Papadopoulos, Eleftheria Paliou, Angeliki Chrysanthi, Eleni Kotoula & Apostolos Sarris
Publisher: Institute for Mediterranean Studies - Foundation of Research and Technology (IMS-FORTH)
Description: PDF format, 232 p., numerous colour & b/w illustrations in text
Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Greek Chapter. Rethymno, Crete, 6-8 March 2014
From the preface
The organisation of the 1st conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology in Greece (CAA-GR) and the publication of its proceedings have been the culminating events of CAA Greek Chapter since its formation at the International CAA meeting in 2012 in Southampton. The need of Greek Chapter sprang out from the continuously increasing number of researchers dealing with the application of Informatics in archaeology in Greece and in the wider region of Eastern Mediterranean. Broadly defined, Archaeological Informatics embraces a number of disciplines from computer science, geoinformatics, image processing, architecture, statistical analysis, computer simulation, agent based modelling, virtual reality, cultural heritage, museum studies, conservation, and so forth. The dynamic momentum of these disciplines in archaeological research is manifested by the large number of members (146) from Greece, Italy, Cyprus, UK, Spain, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ukraine and Serbia that have already joined CAA-GR.
The goal of CAA-GR is to contribute to the broadening of Digital Archaeology and to address the theoretical and practical issues associated with the discipline. It aims to encourage communication among researchers with diverse backgrounds, to bridge the gap between traditional archaeological research and new technologies, to give rise to debate and future progress, to provide guidance and support in the form of seminars and workshops, and to disseminate the results of research presented in scientific meetings organised by CAA-GR. The 1st CAA-GR conference has to be considered only as a starting point, since it is the first time that specialists in the above domains had the chance to meet in Greece, share their experiences and exchange their knowledge. The question that remains to be addressed in the following years is what the CAA-GR community expects from Computational Archaeology? CAA-GR is a community organisation formed of researchers with common interests who give life to its existence. And as such it is the community of CAA-GR members that will be responsible for its future sustainability and evolution. We hope that the voice of the CAA-GR community will become louder in the coming years.