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Archéologies numériques

NUMEAR - ISSN 2515-7574 - © ISTE Ltd

Aims and scope

Objectifs de la revue

The Numerical Archeology journal focuses on the practices of and reflections on the use of digital technologies in archaeology, in the study of European history or in heritage conservation sciences.

The articles, which are mostly methodological, may cover the following topics:

- 2D and 3D data acquisition techniques (drone, scanner, LiDAR, thermography, photogrammetry, databases, mobile computing, etc.);

- structuring of archaeological/historical and heritage data (SBDR, SIG, XML, semantic web, etc.);

- modeling and digital analysis of data (spatial analysis, agent models, 2D/3D analysis, statistical analysis, etc.);

- tools for the propagation and dissemination of results on the web and new research practices (collaborative platforms, open data and open source application development).

La revue Archéologies numériques s’intéresse aux pratiques et aux réflexions sur l’usage du numérique en archéologie, dans les sciences historiques européennes ou de la sauvegarde des patrimoines.

Les articles, essentiellement méthodologiques, peuvent couvrir notamment les sujets suivant :

- techniques d’acquisitions de données 2D et 3D (drone, scanner, LIDAR, thermographie, photogrammétrie, bases de données, informatique mobile…) ;

- structuration des données archéo-historiques et patrimoniales (SBDR, SIG, XML, Web sémantique…) ;

- modélisations et analyses numériques des données (analyse spatiale, modèles agents, Analyse 2D/3D, analyses statistiques…) ;

- outils de diffusion et de dissémination des résultats sur le Web et nouvelles pratiques de la recherche (plateforme collaboratives, open data et développements applicatifs open-source).

Journal issues

Recent articles

Methods of reading macrotraces on ceramics: comparison of data ac-quisition protocols

The technological analysis is one of domains for which the 3D technologies have to bring again a lot. The analysis of stigmas or surface markings left by the operations of shaping and surface processing on ceramic was (...)

A new face of the Apollo sanctuary in Délos, or Délos takes on a new dimension

Delos is with Delphes, one of the most prestigious Greek sanctuaries in the Mediterranean. Used from the eighth century BC until the end of Roman antiquity, it will remain the most important maritime sanctuary in the (...)

Archaeology, forest and Lidar: a research which has relief! Introduction

The LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technique allows a very fine restitution of the topography from a laser scanner on board an aircraft. For several years now, this technology has been making archaeological remains (...)

LiDAR as a tool to study past land-use

The vestiges of past landscapes have come down to us and their study can inform us about the ancient occupation of the territories. LiDAR, coupled with traditional data sources, GIS and modelling, opens up new perspectives (...)

Typology shown by LiDAR of fossilized agrarian features and field systems under forest cover in Lorraine

Frequently highlighted by remote sensing airborne laser scanning, the agrarian features and field systems are preserved in the forest, in the form of microrelief, covering large areas. The range of forms in which they are (...)

Contributions and limits of Lidar to Roman landscape study. Experience feedback on “Grésil” excavation (Normandy, France)

LidarLiDAR mapping have multiplied in recent years, revealing everywhere fossilized ancient landscapes in the topography. This truly consists of an archaeological revolution, comparable to the development of aerial surveys (...)

Pre-Hispanic agrarian developments in a volcanic environment: Analysis of LiDAR data from the Malpaís de Zacapu, Mexico

Recent LiDAR-based surveys in Mesoamerica (Mexico and Guatemala) slowly reveal the underestimated magnitude of prehispanic landscape management. Known residential sites prove to be integrated within deeply modified (...)

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Laurent COSTA
Archéologies et Sciences
de l’Antiquité, Nanterre


Chercheur associé, UMR 7041 ArScAn

François GILIGNY
Université de Paris 1

École des hautes études
en sciences sociales, Paris
Institut des systèmes complexes

Fréderic POUGET
Université de La Rochelle

Anne-Violaine SZABADOS
Archéologies et Sciences
de l’Antiquité, Nanterre

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