Sunday, February 28, 2010

CAAUK 2010

About 10 days ago we (IoA UCL) hosted the UK Chapter or the Annual Conference on Computer and Quantitative Applications in Archaeology (CAAUK for friends). You can still visit the website here, and hopefully we'll post some video of talks...
I've been a couple of times to CAA International and this was my first time for the UK Chapter, and I have to admit, I really enjoyed the papers, the people and the overall mood.
I've also presented a paper titled : "Quantifying and Integrating Temporal Uncertainties in Archaeological Analysis: Methodological and Theoretical implications" which is basically following the line of my paper on Journal of Archaeological Science (which is by the way, finally in press with the corrected proof version here). This time, instead of focusing on the implications of temporal uncertainty in spatial analysis, I've made a step back and discussed about its implications in general terms by showing a very simple case study where the change in the number of pithouses over time was sought. In theory something very trivial, but in practice quite tricky, especially when you are not really sure about the dates of the pithouse construction. Anyway, I'm writing a paper on this so hopefully you can read more details about it soon.

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