Engineering the past to build a resilient future

Programme

8.30am-9.00am

Registration and Refreshments

9.00am-9.05am

Welcome/Induction

9.05am-9.15am

Opening Remarks by Professor Richard Thomas

9.15am-10.00am

Introductory Keynote: Professor Ian Haynes

Engineering and the future of the past: Perspectives from Rome Transformed.

10.00am-10.20am

Coffee Break

10.20am-11.40am

Computational modelling to engineer the past

Dr Iza Romanowska

Introduction to agent-based modelling for studying the past.

Dr Andreas Angourakis

Crop dynamics in the Indus village model.

Mr Joe Hirst

An Agent-based model of pre-Columbian land-use in the monumental mound region of Amazonian Bolivia.

11.40am-12.00pm

Coffee Break

12.00pm-1.20pm

Conservation and preservation in the context of changing climate (Virtual)

Dr Alice Kelley

Working to preserve indigenous cultural heritage on the Maine (USA) coast in a changing climate

Dr Patrick Roberts

Exploring the tropical past and its relevance to contemporary land management and urban planning.

Dr Andre Colonese

Bridging archaeology and marine conservation in the neotropics.

1.20pm-2.10pm

Lunch

2.10pm-3.30pm

Machine Learning, AI, and Archaeology

Dr Mike Buckley

Machine learning for species identification of faunal remains for ancient-to-modern biodiversity baselines.

Dr Iris Kramer

Archaeology at a revolutionary scale: National mapping of ancient landscapes with artificial intelligence, earth observation and historic mapping.

Dr Daniel van Helden

Arch-I-Scan: using machine learning to better understand Roman foodways.

3.30pm-3.50pm

Coffee Break

3.50pm-4.35pm

Concluding Keynote: Professor Dolores Piperno

The Past (and Future?) of our Crop Plants & Their Wild Ancestors in Changing Global Environments.

4.35pm-4.50pm

Concluding Remarks / Awards

5.00pm

End

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