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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 4.00pm.  Lectures will be hybrid: Seminar Room from the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and online (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.




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Alexes Mes & Rocco Rotunno
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Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Palaeoecology made easy: two new tools to make the best use of big data in archaeology Monday, 9 October, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00 Dr Michela Leonardi, University of Cambridge
Monitoring threats to archaeological sites and landscapes in North Africa using Google Earth Engine Monday, 23 October, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00 Dr Nichole Sheldrick and Dr Ahmed Mahmoud, University of Leicester
Quantitative approaches to the Middle and Later Stone Age records of Eastern Africa Monday, 6 November, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00 Dr James Blinkhorn, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Standardisation in backed artefact technology: a view from Australia and Africa Monday, 20 November, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00 Dr Amy Way, Australian Museum Research Institute
Building a Bigger Picture – Into the Complexity of the Middle Danube Germanic chiefdom societies Monday, 22 January, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00 Dr Marek Vlach, Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Ecological drivers of hunter-gatherer lithic technology from the Middle and Later Stone Age in Central Africa Monday, 5 February, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00 Cecilia Padilla Iglesias, University of Zurich
Modeling routes and timing of Neaderthal expansions in Eurasia between MIS6 and MIS3 Monday, 19 February, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00 Emily Coco, New York University
Modelling Primate Tool Transportation Friday, 23 February, 2024 - 16:30 to 17:30 Dr Jonathan Reeves, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Sapiens and Neanderthal: a comparative study of climate resilience. Monday, 4 March, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Prof. Ariane Burke
Simulation modelling as a method to explain cultural transmission processes using sparse data: a case study from the Aegean Bronze Age looking at the transmission of pottery-making technologies. Monday, 4 March, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00 Christina Alam, University College London
The acceleration of cultural evolution: computational approaches Monday, 11 March, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00 Dr R. Alexander Bentley, University of Tennessee Knoxville