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Monitoring protocol for the preservation of ancient wooden shipwrecks

The experimental project of the preservation monitoring of a wreck is part of the program of preservation and restoration of the Departmental Museum of Ancient Arles. From 2014, the museum has dealt with the problems inherent to the preservation of a Roman barge 31 meters (...)

Documenting a site in the Arctic using 3D, between archaeological research and environmental changes: Kuukpak, Northwest Territories, Canada

In the Canadian Arctic, as in the whole northern world, recent climate change has greatly affected the environment. Permafrost thawing, rising of the sea level and increasing erosion have become more destructive every year. In this sensitive context, the Arctic CHAR (...)

Perspectives on 3D recording of an archaeological excavation through multiple years: The case of the villa of "Grésil" (Normandy, France)

The Roman villa of "Gresil" (Seine-Maritime) is located inside a forest, the excavations began in 2012. The state of conservation of the site is exceptional since the place was apparently re-forested at its abandonment. It is, however, quite difficult to take zenith photos (...)

Study of a structure dedicated to 3D data production and exploration applied to research in archaeology

The West Digital Conservatory of Archaeological Heritage project, a.k.a. WDCAH, is a French research organization whose aim is to both ensure the preservation of digital archaeological data, and deliver expertise in production, analysis, visualization and virtual reality (...)

Data visualisation in archaeology based on graph approach. Operational meeting of ArkeoGIS archaeologists and IndexMed ecologists

The one thing in common “archaeological”, “biodiversity” or “social systems” studies share is that data production is both expensive and few automated. Long time series and / or large spatial surveys are difficult to conduct, since it is necessary to use several observers. The (...)

Linking Spatial-Temporal Points, Connecting Human and Digital Nodes: the ArcheoSITAR Project Framework

The JIAP 2016 Conference has given the opportunity to the ArcheoSITAR Project workgroup to illustrate to French and European Colleagues the plans for the new ongoing season of methodological and technological enhancement of the SITAR web collaborative platform, starting (...)

"True holes" and "false errors": the control of the digitization of shapes of flint formations in the Dordogne department by using a GIS.

In the framework of several collective research projects, a partnership with the Centre National de Préhistoire in Périgueux has achieved digitization at 1:10 000 scale of all flint formations in Dordogne department. This work, carried out with ArcGIS and QGis software, (...)

Perceive the rythm of the Parisian urban tissue evolution in the second half of the XVth century thanks to the study of land transactions: the treatment of dating imprecision intervals.

Land transactions (partition into lots and land regrouping) mentioned in a group of Parisian urban topography studies lead us to have a better understanding of Parisian buildings movement of rehabilitation after the end of the One Hundred Years War. Despite its rarity and (...)

Importance of using Geographic Information System for the Middle Palaeolithic sites in Northern France. The example of Caours (Somme, France) and Beauvais (Oise, France).

During the middle Palaeolithic, the northern France was only occupied by Neanderthals groups. However, successions of glacial and interglacial cycles explain a complex and discontinuous settlement, raising complication in the study of its dynamics at a regional scale. (...)

The Linked Open Data Revolution in Numismatics: The examples of nomisma.org and Online Greek Coinage

The project nomisma.org was initiated by the American Numismatic Society in 2010. The original aim was to facilitate the online presentation of numismatic concepts employing the methods of the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data. In this way nomisma.org laid the foundation (...)

Haruspex, Knowledge Management Tool for Unstructured Data

This study presents a method designed to analyse and tap corpus made of unstructured or weakly structured documents. The term structured refers to a computer point of view, and means non-described, non explicitly marked up data. Nowadays, digital (open, or private) corpus (...)