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11 Aug

I recently migrated all the content from this blog to my new website!, I’m looking forward to see you there.

Hi all,

I hope you are having a great summer! Just a quick note to say that I’m migrating my blog to my new website. I hope you like it and continue following my research. Don’t hesitate to contact me anytime 🙂

CAA2012 Attend Online Registration Open!

21 Mar

Hello everyone!

We are just few days away from CAA2012 and I have very good news for those that couldn’t attend for any reason.

Over the course of the CAA 2012, we will be producing a series of eight videos on a variety of topics, including ‘Best of the Day’, ‘The Future of the CAA’, and ‘Is Archaeological Computing Changing?’.

All videos produced will be made available through this page, so please bookmark it if you intend to follow the conference online.

We will also be streaming the plenary session.

A timetable of online video content will be made available here nearer the date of the conference.

Register at CAA2012 attend online! and check all the possibilities that computing applications in Archaeology have for you!

Second Call for Papers Computer Applications in Archaeology 2012

26 Nov

CAA Southampton

CAA2012 Call for Papers

Submissions are requested for the 2012 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology to be hosted by the Archaeological Computing Research Group in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton.

The main aim of the CAA conference is to bring together researchers, professionals and students with an interest in the field of computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology. We therefore welcome submission of abstracts in English of up to 500 words that:

–              Describe original, technically excellent, critical, and/or synthetic research

–              Focus on interesting computation and/ or quantitative methods and theories applied in archaeology and related disciplines

You may choose to present your research via a long paper (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions and handover), short paper (10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions and handover), or a poster. You may submit your research to a specific proposed session or to the general session. Poster sessions will run on each day of the conference and posters will be linked in the conference documents and website to the sessions to which they were submitted. Please indicate your preference in your submission.

Provisionally the conference will be divided into six themes:

1.            Data Analysis, Modelling, Management, Integration and Visualisation

2.            Field and Lab Recording

3.            Geospatial technologies

4.            Human Computer Interaction, Multimedia and Museums

5.            Simulating the Past

6.            Theoretical Approaches and Context of Archaeological Computation

The list of proposed sessions is available online:

You should submit your paper via the CAA2012 Open Conference System available online:

The deadline is 11:59pm 30 November 2011. Accepted papers will be announced and conference booking system will open on 21st December 2011. Please note that at least one of the authors of a paper or poster must be registered for and attend the conference.

All research presented at CAA2012 may be submitted after the conference for peer review for publication in the conference proceedings. These will be published prior to CAA2013.

Note: If you would like your paper to be considered for the CAA Recycle Award then please indicate this in your submission:

Look also for our session about the study of movement:

Loc(i) Motion: Current technologies and computational methodologies for exploring human movement in the past and present

Converting a single shapefile into several (Split by attribute)

8 Feb

Hello again!

Just a quick note to tell you that today I found a very useful tool set to split a layer or shapefile in many shapefiles based in an attribute from the table.

This is a very quick way to separate a layer of roads, counties and so on. It was created by the USGS and have also another 3 additional tools.

I hope is as useful for you as it was for me 🙂

GIS Tool



QR Codes for Artifacts

7 Feb

Hey guys,

I found this news today and I think is a brilliant idea to have QR codes in the archaeological findings. In my experience the usual codes you have to write in pottery sherds (at least in the case of some museums in Spain) have become rather long so this is a great solution to that as well. I don’t know how much this could be a substitute of the usual codes, the only thing I suspect is that you will have to be really careful not to loose the tag… 😀

Spanish artifactsQR Code

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