Computer Applications in Archaeology UK Chapter Meeting

28 January 2013

Computer Applications in Archaeology UK Chapter Meeting

Mark Lake will present the keynote address at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology UK Chapter meeting being hosted by L-P Archaeology on 22-23 February.

CAA is an international organisation bringing together archaeologists, mathematicians and computer scientists. It aims to encourage communication between these disciplines, to provide a survey of present work in the field and to stimulate discussion and future progress.

This conference represents the annual CAA UK chapter meeting. It is an informal space to present, discuss and collaborate on various computing applications within archaeology and the heritage sector at large. This is the first time the conference has been hosted by a commercial archaeology company, so there will be a focus on computing in the CRM environment. 

Mark's keynote address will discuss some of the key themes raised in the recent ‘World Archaeology’ issue on the theme of Open Archaeology, asking a series of questions about the social, cultural, political and economic ramifications of the Open Movement and reflecting on the irony of publishing a collection of papers on Open archaeology in a conventional academic journal.

L-P Archaeology, established by Institute alumni Guy Hunt, Stuart Eve (currently completing his PhD with us) and Matthew Williams, has been an independent archaeological practice since 1999.