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Iza Romanowska

I work within the broad subject of Digital Humanities and Archaeological Computing. In my research I use simulation techniques, especially Agent-based Modelling, to investigate the first human dispersal almost 2 million years ago. The Connected Island project, in which I am involved, investigates how the geopolitical situation during the Cold War impacted archaeologists on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Continue reading →

#CAAPerth Day Four

<Live blog> 11:38 Interesting to get statistics on usage in the field next season - can get at issues then of serendipitous discovery perhaps. Also discussion of potential impact (good and bad) on evolving archaeology on the site of accessing information before it has been in some way checked or otherwise curated. Also is the immediacy of connection between the field and the spceialists. This relates to ongoing work on fieldwork ethnographies as part of the RCUK Patina Project. Continue reading →

#CAAPerth Day Three

I am jumping between sessions today. <live blog> 10:46 Off to chair session S30 - Computational approaches towards artefacts studies (on behalf of Eleni Kotoula). Session starting at 11:00. 10:45 Examining spatial relationships along the street front. 10:42 Explored overlapping isovists to explore movement around the city, and visual overlaps in order to create visibility connections. Continue reading →

#CAAPerth Day Two – S1 – 3D recording, data capture and visualisation technologies for Rock Art

Chair(s): Geoff Avern, Jo McDonald Discussant(s): Geoff Avern, Jo McDonald Format: Long Paper Presentation with Roundtable Schedule: Tuesday 26th 10:30 - 15:00 Room: Auditorium Venue: University of Western Australia Club Details from: <live blog below> 12:35 Finished for lunch. 12:30 Q&A: noting that more data is not necessarily a good thing. You can end up with problems due to multiple errors. Continue reading →

#CAAPerth Day Two – opening and first keynote

Day two at @CAAPerth started with an introduction to the conference by Gary Lock. He thanked in particular Arianna Traviglia who brought this week's events to fruition. Thanks Arianna! Gary noted that c. 250 had made it to CAA this year - the 41st year CAA has run - with at least 100 from Australia, representing another increase in CAA#s audience. Gary also noted the Nick Ryan bursary which is for current students. It will be voted on electronically and announced a month after the conference. Continue reading →

#CAAPerth – ACRG involvement

Members of the ACRG are out in force at this year's Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference at the University of Western Australia, Perth. Today there were workshops on complex systems simulation and reflectance transformation imaging organised by Tom Brughmans and Iza Romanowska, and by James Miles and Hembo Pagi. Continue reading →

Spreading the word about CAA and ACRG

Few days ago we hold a seminar session about the CAA2012 in University of Tartu, Estonia. There were  five of us from Estonia participating CAA conference this year, so we decided to give a highlight of interesting papers and share the conference experience with Estonian archaeological community. We got full seminar room, and not only from archaeology. Continue reading →

CAA 2011 Beijing

The ACRG will be attending CAA Beijing 11-16 April 2011. Confirmed speakers include Tom Brughmans, Leif Isaksen, Geoff Avern, Steve Stead, Graeme Earl and Hembo Pagi. Topics include Network Analysis, Semantic Web, Field capture using iGPS, the CIDOC-CRM, High Performance Computing and Graphics, the PATINA, Portus, RTISAD and IDMB projects and the Herculaneum Amazon project. Continue reading →