University of Cyprus, Archaeological Research Unit
55th Public Lecture Series - Spring Semester 2021: Celebrating 30 Years of Research at the Archaeological Research Unit, 1991-2021
Unfolding the Neolithic landscape of Thessaly: A GeoInformatics perspective
Prof. Apostolos Sarris | Professor, 'Sylvia Ioannou Foundation' Chair for Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities Geoinformatics Laboratory (DigHumanities GeoInfo Lab)
The Neolithic landscape of Thessaly is unfolded through targeted manifold geophysical surveys focusing mainly towards the eastern coastal region of Thessaly. The high resolution geophysical maps in tandem to Space Syntax and 3D viewshed analysis contributed further to the analysis of the intra-site organization of the settlements. At the same time, the systematic indication of ditches around most of the settlements suggests a pattern that may has acted as a counter measure against systematic flooding episodes, a hypothesis that seems to be confirmed through GIS modelling. Similarly, the large geophysical data set allowed the first effort to apply Machine Learning techniques to recognize in an automatic way the different anthropogenic features. The presentation is a manifestation of how different geoinformatics technologies can contribute in resolving various archaeological questions.
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