Computing in Archaeology

This page provide links to some of my own work and to conferences and projects in which I am involved.

Solid modelling and ray-tracing: Visualising Roman Canterbury, a brief non-technical description of work on modelling the temple precinct and other buildings in Canterbury.
Views of a model of Canterbury Cathedral in the 10th and 11th centuries.
Virtual Reality: Alternative Archaeological Representations within Virtual Worlds. Work with Jonathan Roberts exploring the use of VR techniques (using VRML-2) to present multiple alternative interpretations of ancient buildings.
Mobile Computing applications in archaeological fieldwork. The Mobile Computing in a Fieldwork Environment (MCFE) project is examining the application of mobile and context-aware computing in archaeology and the environmental sciences.

Ongoing work in this area centres on the FieldMap context-aware data collection tools.

Gnet a graph browser/editor that can be used for visualising, analysing and exploring archaeological stratigraphy and other directed graph-based data.

Gnet development ceased several years ago. More recently an entirely new project began to develop jnet a program with similar functionality, but capable of working on a wide range of devices from handhelds to servers and supporting collaborative graph manipulation.

Conferences and Projects

The Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference (CAA). The international conference that brings together archaeologists, mathematicians and computer scientists and encourages communication between these disciplines.
EPOCH EPOCH, the European Research Network on Excellence in Processing Open Cultural Heritage.
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS), part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS). The ADS collects, describes, catalogues, preserves, and provides user support for digital resources that are created as a product of archaeological research. The ADS also has a responsibility for promoting standards and guidelines for best practice in the creation, description, preservation and use of spatial information across the AHDS as a whole.

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