Programme

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Thursday, 7 November 2013 (symposium at Heidelberg Academy of Sciences)

10.00 a.m. Reception and registration                
11.00 a.m. Opening and welcome address
Prof. Dr. Thomas Holstein (Chairman of Heidelberg Academy of Sciences)
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eitel (Rector of Heidelberg University)
Dr. Christoph Siart, Markus Forbriger (Organizing Committee)
11.30 a.m. Session 1:  Palaeoenvironmental Reconstructions
1)
Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, Bernhard Höfle, Irina Rabenseifner – The Heidelberg Koumasa Project. A Geoarchaeological Approach to the History of a Marginal Mediterranean Landscape.
 
2) Lukas Loos, Michael Auer, Nicolas Billen, Alexander Zipf – MayaArch3D – a 3D webgis for archaeological research
 
3) Felix Bachofer, Geraldine Quènèhervèa, Michael Maerkera, Volker Hochschild – Paleolake-delineation within the Lake Manyara basin, Northern Tanzania
1.00 p.m. Lunch break                        
2.00 p.m. Session 2:  Spatial Analysis and Feature Extraction (pt.I)
4)
Benjamin Vis – Demonstrating Boundary Line Type Mapping for the Comparative Formal Description of the Socio-Spatial Properties of Urban Built Environments

5) Volker Sossna – Theory and Practice. Experiences with a Non-Professional Database Solution under Field Conditions

6) Hubert Mara – retrieving manmade features from high resolution 3D models with gigamesh
3.30 p.m. Coffee break
4.00 p.m. Session 3:  Spatial Analysis and Feature Extraction (pt.II)
7)
Eleftheria Paliou – Enhancing the interpretation of Roman street networks: The application of urban network analysis to integrated geophysical datasets
 
8) Daniel Knitter, Luise Lorenz, Oliver Nakoinz – Graves, pottery, and pathways of Funnel Beaker societies in relation to their natural environment
5.00 p.m. Special lecture
Heiko Riemer – Wadi Sura and the Cave of Beasts: Interdisciplinary studies on a Saharan rock art landscape
5.45 p.m. Get-together at Beletage of Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
7:30 p.m. Conference dinner (optional)

Friday, 8 November 2013 (symposium at Heidelberg Academy of Sciences)

9.00 a.m. Session 4:  Remote Sensing and Visualization
9)
Olaf Bubenzer, Andreas Bolten – Detecting ancient caravan routes from satellite imagery and field observations, Egypt

10) Karsten Lambers, Igor Zingman – The past as seen from space: Detecting archaeological objects in high-resolution satellite images of the Silvretta Alps

11) Olaf Wagener, Hubert Mara, Markus Forbriger, Bastian Rieck, Christoph Siart – Castle meets Computer: Visualizing the blown up tower of Heidelberg Castle in 3D using high resolution terrestrial laser scanning
10.30 a.m. Coffee break & Poster session
11.30 a.m. Session 5:  LiDAR in Geoarchaeology
12)
Bernhard Höfle – Geoinformation extraction from 3D pointclouds- current status and future perspectives.
 
13) Ralf Hesse – Visualising archaeological topography – current methods for analytical visualisation of high-resolution digital elevation models.
 
14) Dirk Hoffmeister, Kehl, M.; Pastoors, A.; Kindermann, K.; Zielhofer, C.; Reicherter, K.; Weniger, G.-C.; Bubenzer, O.;Bareth, G. – Terrestrial laser scanning surveys supporting geoarchaeologic research of the CRC806: Our way to Europe
1.00 p.m. Lunch
2.00 p.m. Session 6: Multi-method Research Designs and Geophysical Prospecting
15) Felix Teichner – Ecological changes, natural desasters and economic crisis – new scenarios for the Hispania romana and its non-agricultural economy

16) Katerina Theodorakopoulou, C. Athanassas, Y. Bassiakos, G. Schukraft, M. Forbriger, S. Hecht, B. Mächtle, G.A. Wagner – A geoarchaeological approach for the localization of the prehistoric harbour at Akrotiri, Thera.

17) Ayla Jung, Timo Lang – Combining archaeological and geophysical methods – A case study about the Gallo-Roman settlement area of Oberlöstern (northern Saarland)

18) Erich Nowaczinski – 3-dimensional reconstruction of Early Bronze Age pits – 3D and pseudo-3D geoelectrics
4.00 p.m. General discussion, conclusion and closing at Beletage  
   

Saturday, 9 November 2013 (workshop, extramural*) 
LiDAR in geoarchaology – terrrestrial laser scanning in theory and practice

*hosted by the LiDAR Research Group of Heidelberg University, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Höfle and Martin Hämmerle

8.15 a.m. Get-together in front of the conference venue (Heidelberg Academy of Sciences) and subsequent shuttle service to workshop site
8.30 a.m. Introduction and on-site practice
12.00 a.m. Lunch break
1.00 p.m. Data Processing and Visualisation (GIScience Computer Lab)  
4.00 p.m. End of Workshop
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