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Scanning the hidden. LiDAR and 3D technologies applied to architecture research in the archaeology of the Metal Ages

  • Fechas:

    Del 05/06/21 al 08/06/21

  • Lugar:

    Palacio de Los Serrano, Plaza de Italia, Ávila, España, Ávila, España (mapa)

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Congress themes

Digital technologies are giving impressive results in museographic interpretations of archaeological remains, thanks to 3D models of buildings and artefacts. Without demeaning “old-style” wooden and cardboard models, such as the wall of the Heuneburg IV, the newest 3D information platforms provide very stunning results, full of colours, complex in details, and deeper in three-dimensional discourses like never before. Compared to the amount of time, ability, raw material and research spent in conventional models, 3D printers can produce physical models in a cleaner, faster and cheaper way. However, such attractive discourses are usually developed over weak probative knowledge bases, where stratigraphy and archaeological context play only a minor role. Although museographic illustrations should never be used without publishing their research-based principles, these are generally not relevant to business or political interests. For this reason, 3D information displays have become a very useful tool to enrich past realities, despite a complexity that often makes archaeologist wonder if they have to be prehistorians or software specialists. Thus, we believe that virtual 3D reconstructions are a valuable research tool, as long as they are used with enough detail and a methodological base. At this conference, we aim to approach the variety of methods and protocols for the scientific use of 3D technologies applied to the study of later prehistoric architecture from the European Metal Ages, beyond mere illustration. Orthophotographs obtained by satellite or drone, as well as LiDAR scanning and ground-penetrating radar provide consistent results that combined with the use of 3D software, architecture, ethnography, stratigraphy and chronology will allow us to develop more solid and innovative research.

An important aim of this conference will be to try and arrive at agreed principles for the use of digital technologies in archaeological research, specifically as applied to the Metal Ages, and cast these into a formal guidance document. It is hoped that such a document will provide the scientific community with specific guidelines to help and justify the application of digital technologies in implementing projects to reconstruct or rebuild structures and built environments of the prehistoric past that remain true to the scientific evidence, with the rigor and reliability that society expects of us.

The main chronological scope of this conference is defined as the Metal Ages, from the Copper Age to the end of the Iron Age, in line with the remit of the UISPP’s Scientific Commission “Metal Ages in Europe” under whose auspices it is organized. However, proposals of contributions focusing on sites or structures dating to the end of the Neolithic or the early Roman Empire are also acceptable, provided that in methodological terms they are contribute to attaining the main objectives of the conference.

By the same token, the European focus expressed in the name of the Commission does not preclude the acceptance of contributions dealing with sites from any part of the Mediterranean, or even elsewhere in the world, where this is justified by the proposal’s wider interest.

The conference will focus on four different lines of debate, detailed below. Within these, priority will be given to proposals that focus on case studies of digital applications whose outcomes can be applied to other sites and built environments of the Metal Ages. Contributions cannot have been published previously and must offer a notable degree of methodological innovation.

1st line of debate: Application of digital techniques to architectural features in Archaeology

The application of digital techniques to built structures is, potentially, the most developed branch at present, at least as far as the size and the extent of the archaeological remains are concerned. As a consequence, these applications have become the most powerful tool at the disposal of archaeologists, architects and restorators for reconstructing and interpreting ancient buildings, and for increasing our knowledge of those structures through non-destructive means, more quickly and more cost-effective, without many of the issues posed by excavation.

2nd Line of debate: Application of digital techniques to archaeological objects in Architecture

Similarly, digital techniques facilitate new lines of enquiry that advance the study of archaeological objects, providing surprising results that just a few decades ago were unimaginable. The potential to undertake virtual reconstructions of deteriorated or fragmented objects, allowing us to calculate the weight, volume and capacity, apart from providing functional solutions for objects that are difficult to reproduce, has opened up the possibility of new interpretations that need to be underpinned by solid and consistent research.

3th Line of debate: Application of digital techniques in museology of the archaeological Architecture

By the same token, these digital techniques have had a profound and radical impact on the media and resources used in museum practice. The capability of digital applications dedicated to the virtual reconstruction of archaeological remains and of the technical, social and ideological processes that led to their formation, is one of the most obvious advances of those applications as perceived by the general public. The traditional limited use of audio-visual resources in museums and exhibitions has been is now being integrated into new communication technologies (ITCs), such as TV streaming services, customized networks, or virtual learning environments which allow full interaction between the sender and the recipient of any sent message.

4rd Line of debate: Application of digital techniques in Archaeometry

Finally, digital techniques have facilitated and increased the cost-effectiveness of geochemical and bioarchaeological analyses, enhancing what the relevant analytical techniques can achieve, their level of precision and how their results can be presented and disseminated, and facilitating the understanding and the interpretation of the relevant data in the historical process that is studied by Archaeology and History.

 

 

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  • SATURDAY 5TH JUNE, Torreón de los Guzmanes.

18:00 Welcome and Introduction. Welcome by the local authorities and the President of UISPP Scientific Commission “Metal Age in Europe”, Dr. Dirk Brandherm (Queen’s University of Belfast)

19:00 Opening Keynote Speech. Dr. Marta Díaz-Guardamino (Universty of Durham, R.U.)

20:00 General information

20:30 Spanish wine

SUNDAY 6TH JUNE, FIELD TRIP TO “EL RASO DE CANDELEDA”1

09:00 Departure at the Centro de Recepción de Visitantes, Avenida de Madrid.

11:00 Ethnographic Museum of Candeleda

12:00 Archaeological Museum of El Raso

13:00 Lunch at Candeleda village

15:00 Guided visit to the oppidum of El Freillo and surrounding country.

18:00 Return to Ávila

MONDAY 7TH JUNE, PALACIO DE LOS SERRANO

1st. Line of research

09:00    Keynote talk: Applications of digital techniques to architectural features in Archaeology (30’)

               Luis Berrocal-Rangel (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Research team OPPIDUAM)

09:30     1st submission (20’)

09:50     2nd submission (20’)

10:10     3rd submission (20’)

10:30     Discussion (30’)

11:00     Café/Tea break (provided).

11:30     4th submission (20’)

11:50     5th submission (20’)

12:10     6th submission (20’)

12:30     Discussion (30’)

Lunch (available locally)

2nd Line of research

15:00     Keynote talk: Applications of digital techniques to archaeological objects in Architecture (30’)

               Juan Francisco Blanco García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Research Team OPPIDUAM)

15:30     7th submission (20’)

15:50     8th submission (20’)

16:10     Discussion (20’)

16:30     Coffee/Tea break (provided)

17:00     9th submission (20’)

17:20     10th submission (20’)

17:40     Discussion (20’)

18:00     Posters (60’)

19:00     Dinner buffet, provided by the Ávila Town Council.

21:00     Guided visit of the wall fortification and palaces of Ávila

TUESDAY 8TH JUNE, PALACIO DE LOS SERRANO

3rd Line of research

09:00    Keynote talk: Applications of digital techniques in Museology of the archaeological Architecture (30’)

               Raquel Castelo Ruano (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Research Team OPPIDUAM)

09:30     1st submission (20’)

09:50     2nd submission (20’)

10:10     3rd submission (20’)

10:30     Discussion (30’)

11:00     Coffee/Tea break (provided)

11:30     4th submission (20’)

11:50     5th submission (20’)

12:10     6th submission (20’)

12:30     Discussion (30’)

Lunch (available locally)

4th Line of research

15:00     Keynote talk: Applications of digital techniques in Archaeometry (30’)

              Rosario García-Giménez and Raquel Vigil (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Research Team OPPIDUAM)

15:30     7th submission (20’)

15:50     8th submission (20’)

16:10     Discussion (20’)

16:30     Coffee/Tea break (provided)

17:00     9th submission (20’)

17:20     10th submission (20’)

17:40     Discussion (20’)

18:00     Conclusions (60’)

21:00     Conference dinner2

 


1. This visit is funded by the Diputación Provincial de Ávila, but it is necessary to pay an additional contribution of 5 € per person. Sites are limited to the first fifty inscriptions.

2. Conference dinner will be offered by the Diputación de Ávila. Inscription is mandatary and it is necessary to pay an additional contribution of 5 € per person.

 

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Dic 2019
  • 09:00 - 30 Mar 09:00
    Registration opening and closing

    During this period, the congress registration must be made as well as the fees payment. Participants, who submit a communication or poster proposal, must register and upload a summary in English of a maximum of 250 words before February 25th, 2021. Participants who do not submit proposals may register for the congress until the March 30th, 2021.

     

  • 09:00 - 25 Mar 09:00
    Abstracts uploading
1
Mar 2021
  • 09:00 - 30 Mar 09:00
    Deadline for acceptance / rejection of proposals submitted
5
Jun 2021
  • 17:00 - 8 Jun 18:00
    Delivery of accreditations
9
Jun 2021
  • 09:00 - 30 Sep 09:00
    Deadline for manuscrit submissions

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Dr. Marta Díaz-Guardamino is Lecturer in European Prehistoric Archaeology at Durham University (England, U.K.). Previously, she was Lecturer in Archaeology at Cardiff University (Wales, U.K.) and Research Fellow at the University of Southampton. Her research interests are in European Prehistory and Proto-History, archaeological theory and digital technologies, specially applied to the Iberian Peninsula and the British Isles. From 2016, she is Reviews Editor of the European Journal of Archaeology, where she has co-edited the volume Digital Archaeologies in 2019. Also, she is co-editor of the section “Theory and Interpretation in Archaeology” of the journal Open Archaeology (De Gruyter).

Professor Luis Berrocal-Rangel is Professor of Prehistory at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where he rules the UAM Research Team OPPIDUAM, dedicated to the study of the Prehistoric and Protohistoric Architecture in Celtic Iberia, by the application of digital technologies. He is Principal Researcher of the Spanish governmental project Late Prehistoric Architecture in the Western Spanish Plateau, where this congress has been organised, and he is Vice-president of the Metal Ages in Europe Commission de la UISPP.

Dr. Juan Francisco Blanco García is Senior Lecturer in Prehistory at the Autonomous University of Madrid and member of the Research Team OPPIDUAM. Also, he is research of the Spanish governmental project Late Prehistoric Architecture in the Western Spanish Plateau. Dr. Blanco is a specialist of renowned prestige because his studies about archaeological remains of the Spanish plateau, from Chalcolithic times to Late Roman Empire. He has led and published great interest studies, such as the recognition and excavation of the Iron Age rampart of the oppidum of Cauca (Coca, Segovia).

Dr. Raquel Castelo Ruano is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology and Museology at the Autonomous University of Madrid, and member of the Research Team OPPIDUAM. Also, she is research of the Spanish governmental project Late Prehistoric Architecture in the Western Spanish Plateau, where she leads a research that is focus to strategies and resources applied to Museology, thanks to an experience of more than thirty years, studying Museology of Spain and Latino América (mainly, in Mexico).

Professor Rosario García-Giménez is Professor of Geology at the Autonomous University of Madrid and a regular contributor in Prehistoric and Archaeological research projects, where she has distinguished by her pioneering Archaeometry works. Her academic formation includes PhD degrees in chemistry, legal history and physical geography, and her research interest is in the definition of archaeological remains, beside building’s applications. She is coordinator of the UAM Research Group Cements, Ceramics and Archaeometry.

Dr. Raquel Vigil de la Villa Mencía is Reader in Material Science and Crystallography at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where she teaches and investigates in XRD and SEM/EDX, with outstanding works in archaeometry, materials’ analyses and mineralogy. She is member of the Geomaterials group with the Cement Institute “Eduardo Torroja” of the C.S.I.C.

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