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Department of Archaeology


The Computational and Digital Archaeology Lab (CDAL) is a hub for doctoral, post-doctoral and faculty levels that are committed to advancing the application of digital, computational, and quantitative methods in archaeology. The workshop series brings together experts of the field from around the world showcasing their latest research in the field.

Evening lectures take place on Monday evenings at 5:00 pm, and until further notice will take place over Zoom. To register for the event please sign-up at Zoom Registration Link. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link for every seminar, to be emailed an hour before the event starts. Individual Events can be registered for on the event page. 

Future events will be announced here.


Contact name: 
Alfredo Cortell-Nicolau and Mahmoud Abdelrazek
Contact email: 

Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Modelling Known Land Routes: A Philosophical and Methodological Rethinking Monday, 6 June, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30 Joseph Lewis
Weaving a past unimagined: Digital archives, digital curation and African pre-colonial landscapes Monday, 30 May, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30 Dr. Stefania Merlo
Assessing multi-factor least-cost models using ethnohistorical data Monday, 16 May, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30 Friederike Jürcke
Digital documentation as a contribution to Mesolithic funerary archaeology: A case study from Arma Veirana (Liguria, Italy) Monday, 14 March, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00 Prof. Julien Riel-Salvatore, Université de Montréal
Community detection in archaeological science: re-evaluating patterns of cooperation in the Balkans, c. 6200 – 3200 BC Thursday, 3 March, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr. Miljana Radivojevic (University College London) & Dr. Jelena Grujic (DataMinded)
Of vertices, voxels and bones: the geometric exploration of our skeleton Monday, 7 February, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00 Dr. Alessio Veneziano, University of Cambridge
Joint seminar Material Culture Hub-CDAL. Information in Images, by Dr. Olivier Morin Tuesday, 25 January, 2022 - 13:30 to 14:30 Dr. Olivier Morin, Institute Jean Nicod - Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Hunter-gatherer impact on landscapes during the last and current interglacial in Europe: challenges and planned agent-based modelling Monday, 24 January, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00 Anastasia Nikulina, Leiden University
Archaeology as Climate Science Monday, 29 November, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00 Prof. Ariane Burke, Université de Montréal
Design Space Constraints and the Cultural Taxonomy of European Final Palaeolithic Large Tanged Points: A Comparison of Typological, Landmark-Based and Whole-Outline Geometric Morphometric Approaches Monday, 15 November, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00 David Nicolas Matzig, Aarhus University
Predicting the Past with Supervised Learning: Applications and Challenges in Archaeology Monday, 8 November, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00 Olga Palacios, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
TSAR: Topological Study of Archaeological Refitting. Evaluating the reliability of archaeological spatial units with the “archeofrag” R package Monday, 18 October, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00 Dr. Sébastien Plutniak, TRACES laboratory, Toulouse, France