Session: #362

Theme & Session Format

5. Assembling archaeological theory and the archaeological sciences
Session format:
Regular session

Title & Content

Mounds and Monumentality in Broader Perspectives: Digital and Non-Digital Techniques to Explore Past Barrow Landscapes
Building from past EAA annual conferences (Barcelona 2018; Bern 2019; Virtual 2020), we present a follow-on session that aims to focus on the archaeological study of one of the most common archaeological remains in Europe, such as the barrow monuments are.
More than 30,000 mounds are still preserved across this territory, remnants of a much higher number which existed in the past. The mounds are, therefore, “ubiquitous” in the world, and this has led to common archaeological problems in the research of barrow landscapes. This session aims to share both historical and methodological problems jointly with solutions provided by digital and non-digital methods, and without any chronological restriction, from prehistoric to modern times. The main goal is to gather specialists from different periods and regions to discuss, through a variety of case studies and methods, the analysis of past barrow landscapes.
The session will accept proposals on the following topics:
- Data acquisition: proposals involving digital and non-digital techniques will show how to get accurate information as a basis for the development of good research practices. Approaches about the automatic detection of mounds will be very welcome.
- Analysis and Interpretation: proposals involving traditional landscape archaeology and computationally focused research, with presentations on how geospatial techniques are fundamental to get new knowledge from those past social landscapes.
Digital methods, Archaeological prospection, Moundscapes, Landscape Archaeology
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Main organiser:
Miguel Carrero-Pazos (Spain) 1
Fernando Rodríguez del Cueto (Spain) 2
Michał Szubski (Poland) 3
1. UCL Institute of Archaeology
2. University of Oviedo
3. Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw