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This is a blog about computational archaeology. It focuses on describing computational archaeology as well as discussing a collection of articles and links relevant to the subject.  As my masters is in computational archaeology, I will often be writing about my research and referring to academic articles.

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  1. Hallo,
    maybe some readers of this blog may be interested in this modelling summer school:
    http://www.uni-kiel.de/landscapes/allgemein/modelling-school13.shtml
    Regards
    Oliver

  2. Hei, your website is added to . Many thanks for submitting it. Hembo

  3. Hello Kristina,

    thanks for promoting the African heritage documentation project (Zamani Project) on your blog. We really appreciate it.

    Cheers form Cape Town
    The Zamani Team

  4. Hi Kristina!
    Great blog, though the concept “Computational Archaeology” sounds akin to what I’m doing my Masters on: “A Comparative Structural Analysis of Shell and Skeleton of Ship Hulls of the 1st Millennium AD”.

    • Hi Nathan. Thanks for the comment 🙂
      That sounds like very interesting research. Do you mind giving more info on what you are doing? Is the similarity between the concepts based on the methods you are using to do the comparative analysis? What methods are these?

  5. Excellent blog! Very glad I found it.

  6. Hi Kristina,

    I really love history and it was actually my dream to be an archaeologist, but I majored in Artificial Intelligence instead. Now, I am waiting for September to pursue my major in Computational Intelligence and I would like to do my thesis in archaeology! I found your blog few days ago and I am so glad I did so! It’s truly so nice and I am glad to find someone like you who shares similar interest 🙂

    Have a great day and hope to read more from you! 😀

    • That’s awesome! 🙂

      I’m very glad to hear from someone else who is pursuing computational archaeology this way around.

      Have you read barcelo’s computational intelligence in archaeology textbook? I think you’ll find it interesting

      Best of luck with the thesis 🙂

      • Thanks for your kind reply, Kristina 🙂

        Regarding the Barcelo’s Computational Intelligence in Archaeology, I have bought the book a while back. Unfortunately, I am still in Chapter 2, but yes, I find it a really good book! I do hope you can share more books with me and I hope I can too in the future 😀

        Thanks for your kind wishes and have a good day! 😀

  7. Dear Kristina,

    I would like to announce a summer school and a book:

    International Summer School at Kiel University (Germany): MOSAIC, Modelling Spheres of Interaction. 05th – 09th September 2016 https://www.ufg.uni-kiel.de/de/aktuelles/events/tagungen-ausstellungen/mosaic2016

    Book: Nakoinz, Oliver, Knitter, Daniel (2016) Modelling Human Behaviour in Landscapes – Basic Concepts and Modelling Elements. Springer, New York. http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319295367 The book provides complete R-code for all analysis

    Best wishes,
    Oliver

  8. Hi Kristina
    I am glad to have found your blog it is very inspiring . I have a deep passion for computational archaeology, some even call it obession 🙂 .I am a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe, Archaeology Unit Class of 2016. I am very much interested in pursuing postgraduate studies (masters) in computational archaeology. I am lacking proper mentoring, please help :).

    • Hi Carleton,

      Thank you, I am glad that you are enjoying the blog 🙂

      I am happy to help where I can.

      Are you planning to continue your studies in Zim? There’s some great archaeology there, though I am not sure if the courses support the field. Does your university allow for a co-supervised inter-departmental masters?

  9. Kristina,Hello

    Thanks for the response.

    I read your article on Institutions that deal with Computational Archaeology and I am wondering how I can go about it.

    I am wanting to further my studies (MPhil or Taught Masters) in South Africa or abroad.

    The archaeology at the University of Zimbabwe is amazing but it does not offer such specialised courses or relevant specialists for computational archaeology.

    Regards 🙂

    • Cool, so I started mine at the university of Pretoria, but because there isn’t such a course, so I needed to do an inter-departmental masters.

      I would recommend for you to rather do it in an institution that has the field itself, like University of York, if you have such an opportunity. Alternatively, as far as I know, the university of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg is actively doing work in various humanities fields mixed with computer science. They also have a great archaeology department. One disadvantage there may be the strikes that took place this year, they really got in the way of a lot of people’s studies. I am hoping that those do not happen again, but it may be something to watch out for.

      • Regarding how to go about it I would say check out the university websites first. Then try to get in touch with the academic staff – send them an e-mail or contact them via ResearchGate. I find that people are generally quite open to getting more post-grads, especially in rarer fields.

      • Thanks Kristina I shall contact the advised institutions and see what they offer.

      • Good luck 🙂

  10. Dear Kristina if you do not mind me asking what did you work on/are you working on for your masters thesis?

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