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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. 

Future events will be announced here.



Contact name: 
Joseph Lewis and Simon Carrignon
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Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Mixing apples and oranges: Integrating Bayesian confirmation and classification algorithms to combine incompatible, high dimensional data Monday, 24 October, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30 Dr. Daniella Vos
The chronology of cultural, agricultural and demographic change in ancient Sāmoa indicates that population rise is the proximate origin of Polynesian chiefdoms Monday, 7 November, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30 Dr. Ethan Cochrane
Layering computational techniques for the analysis of non-urban communities in hillfort sites Monday, 14 November, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30 Giacomo Fontana
SagaScape: Simulating human impact and community formation in southwest Anatolia during the first millennium BCE Monday, 28 November, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30 Dr. Dries Daems
Underexplored frontiers: modelling the archaeological potential in maritime contexts. Utility, challenges and misconceptions Monday, 30 January, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:30 Dr Manuela Ritondale, Groningen Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen.
A new set of Bayesian modelling tools for compositional legacy data in archaeology: the case study of Muisca metalwork from Colombia (AD 600-1600) Monday, 13 February, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:30 Jasmine Vieri, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
Analysis of spatio-temporal changes in the ecological niches of major domesticated crops in China: application of Species Distribution Modelling' Monday, 20 February, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:30 Marta Krzyzanska, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
Harvesting Proxies: The ecological niche for rice in Yayoi period Japan via multi-proxy species distribution modelling Monday, 6 March, 2023 - 17:00 to 18:30 Leah Brainerd, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
RESCHEDULED at a date TBA : Graves, grains and grievances: how quantifying archaeological data can help us trace urban dynamics against their global context Thursday, 11 May, 2023 - 01:45 Iza Romanowska, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.