Aerial Archaeology Research 
Group (AARG)

European Association of Remote 
Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL)

Hosted by:

Institute of Prehistory, Adam 
Mickiewicz University, Poznañ

Conference Organising Committee:


21 September 2011
9.30 - 10.15 AARG AGM
10.20  Welcome and official opening of conference
10.50 - 13.05 Flights into the past: from photo-interpretation to LiDAR  elaboration and 
virtual reconstruction - Chair: Michael Doneus 
10.55 The Boyne Valley Landscapes Project - Steve Davis, Conor Brady, Will Megarry and Kevin Barton.
11.25  Above to below: substantiating remote sensing datasets to characterise the Aquileian 
Landscape - Arianna Traviglia
11.50  Pounds, Puffins and Point clouds: Using integrated survey to explore the deep prehistory of Skomer Island, west Wales - Toby Driver, Louise Barker and Oliver Davis
12.15  Integrated Earth observation methods: studies and results of the ITACA Mission (2007-10) - 
Nicola Masini, Rosa Lasaponara, Enzo Rizzo and Giuseppe Orefici
12.40 Settlement and Landscape around the Sacred Mountain of Øíp Project (2006 - 2010):  Methods, Data, Results - Martin Gojda
13.05 - 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 - 15.30 Aerial Archaeology and Remote Sensing in Poland - Chair: Nicola Masini
14.00 Aerial archaeology and remote sensing in Poland - progress and prospects - W³odek R±czkowski
14.25 Balloon and kite photogrammetry techniques of documentation in the protection and  promotion of archaeological heritage - Agnieszka Oniszczuk-Rakowska, Agnieszka Niemirka, Micha³ Bugaj, Miron Bogacki and Wies³aw Ma³kowski
Order and complementarity of remote sensing techniques in non-destructive 
archaeological investigation: A case study from western Lesser Poland. - Roman Brejcha, Piotr Wroniecki and Micha³ Pisz
15.20 - 15.50 COFFEE
15.50 - 17.30 News and views from around Europe - Chair: Ioana Oltean
15.50 Interdisciplinary researches over the Palaeolithic from the Intorsura Buzaului Depression,  Carpathians - Marian Cosac, George Murãtoreanu and Alexandru Radu
16.15 PORTIVA - an update from Belgium - René Pelegrin, Luc Corthouts, Marc Lodewijckx and Tom Debruyne
16.40 Satellite assisted archaeological survey in the Silvretta Alps: the first steps - Karsten Lambers and Igor Zingman
17.05 From an EULandscape to an ArchaeoLandscape:  non-destructive archaeological research in Baranya County, Hungary, 2005-2011 - Gábor Bertók
17.30 - 18.30 Messy landscapes? LiDAR and practice of landscape - Dimitrij Mleku¾

22 September 2011
9.00 - 10.30 Remote sensing applications in infrastructure and development projects - for conservation, management and risk monitoring - Chair: Rosa Lasaponara
9.05  The use of 'aerial' information in future approaches to archeologia preventiva in Italy - 
Stefano Campana
9.30 On the use of remote sensing for monitoring archaeological looting issues -  Nicola Masini and Rosa Lasaponara
10.00 Multi-temporal high resolution satellite images for the study and monitoring of an ancient Mesopotamian city and its surrounding landscape: the case of Ur - G. Di Giacomo and G. Scardozzi
10.30 - 11.00 COFFEE
11.00 - 12.50 Sharing understanding and experience: creating conditions for international or  interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation - how collaborations can benefit  remote sensing - Chair: Anthony Beck
11.05 An archaeology method store - Anthony Beck and David Stott
11.30 Head in the Clouds: Improving knowledge by engaging with the web - David Stott
11.55 Using Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) within the ArchaeoLandscapes Project - Anthony Corns
12:30 - 12:50 Progress in Aero-photographical Archaeology in China
12.50 - 13.50 LUNCH
13.50 - 15.40 'Crossover studies': learning from comparisons and combinations of remote sensing (and other) techniques - Chair: Kevin Barton and Conor Brady
A Tale of Two Mounds: Integrating LiDAR and Multi-method Geophysical Survey in Investigations on Rathcroghan Mound and the Hill of Slane, Ireland - Kevin Barton, Conor Brady and Matthew Seaver
14.20 From the Ground Up: Multi-method survey and excavation at Rossnaree, Brú na Bóinne WHS, Ireland. - Conor Brady and Kevin Barton
14.45 Pushing the Sensors: developing techniques for linking aerial and terrestrial remote sensing - Rebecca Bennett, Kate Welham, Ross A Hill and Andrew Ford
15.10 The DART project: Improving the science underpinning archaeological detection. - Anthony Beck, David Stott, Doreen Boyd, Chris Gaffney, Daniel Boddice, Anthony Cohn, Robert Fry, Nicole Metje, Laura Pring and Keith Wilkinson
15.40 - 16.10 COFFEE
16.10 - 16.20  Progress in Aero-photographical Archaeology in China
16.20 - 17.40  From Landscape to Lostscape - Dominic Powesland
20.30  Informal session - Chair: Axel Posluschny

23 September 2011
9.00 - 11.00  Working with LiDAR - new challenges - Chair: Geert Verhoeven
9.05 Towards an advanced DTM generation in wooded areas for archaeological prospection - 
M. Doneus, C. Briese, A. Klimczyk  and G. Verhoeven
9.30 The effect of airborne LiDAR pulse density and smoothing on interpretation of digital terrain models - results from an experimental study - Ole Risboel
9.55 Automatic detection of historical pits in LiDAR data - Oeivind Due Trier and Lars Holger Piloe
10.30 - 11.00 COFFEE
11.00 - 12.50 Working with LiDAR - new projects and results - Chair: Geert Verhoeven
11.05 Using LiDAR for archaeological survey - fitting for purpose - Simon Crutchley
11.30 Ambitions and realities of the airborne LiDAR prospection project in Baden-Württemberg, Germany - Ralf Hesse 
11.55 Skellig Michael, Ireland: High resolution LiDAR supporting conservation and research at a World Heritage Site - Robert Shaw
12.20 The Potential of archaeological landscape survey through ALS/LiDAR in the Czech Republic Project - Martin Gojda, Jan John and Lenka Starková
12.50 - 13.50 LUNCH
13.50 - 15.30 Mapping sites and landscapes - Chair: Rog Palmer 
13.50 Mapping by matching - A computer vision-based approach to fast and accurate georeferencing of archaeological aerial photographs - G. Verhoeven  and M. Doneus
14.15 Researching ancient agrarian landscapes in western Estonia - Helena Kaldre
14.40 ARMS RACE - an archeological remote sensing project in Hungary - Máté Stibrányi, Gergely Padányi-Gulyás, László Reményi and Gábor Mesterházy
15.05 Ostia: exploration, interpretation and understanding - Hanna Stöger
15.30 - 16.00 COFFEE
16.00 - 17.40 Documenting and understanding landscape - Chair: Rebecca Bennett
16.00 Reconstructing ritual landscapes on the Yorkshire Wolds - recent work - Peter Halkon
16.25 Use of historical imagery for reconstructing the urban and agricultural landscapes of ancient Khuzestan (SW Iran) - Jan Walstra
16.50 Aerial archaeological sites as reference points of hydrological models in alluvial zones - Zoltán Czajlik 
Zimmermann 1917-2011: Integration of historical aerial photography and landscape research - Wouter Gheyle, Rebekka Dossche, Jean Bourgeois, Veerle Van Eetvelde and 
Birger Stichelbaut

Satellite based palaeodrainage investigations in the Rio Grande basin - Rosa Lasaponara and Nicola Masini
Reconstruction of the city grid of ancient Ptolemais using non-invasive surveys - Miron Bogacki 
On the contribution of airborne LiDAR in archaeology: an overview in European investigations - Rosa Lasaponara and Nicola Masini
Roman landscapes of Great Chesterford using Google Earth to demonstrate and test a centuriation hypothesis - John Peterson
Digitizing and re-interpreting remote-sensing data from South Yorkshire using ArcGIS - Jitka Jizerová and Christopher Sykes 
Remote access to the medieval strongholds in the region of S³awno (Pomerania, Poland) against a background of local knowledge about the sites - £. Banaszek, W. R±czkowski, M. Wosiñska, L. Wróblewska
Aerial archaeology as a method for studying the vicinity of Nicomedia in ancient Bithynia - Ayºe Çalik Ross
Airborne LiDAR for cultural heritage management and research in Northern Ireland. Case study: the archaeological landscape of Knockdhu, Co. Antrim - Claire Foley and Rory McNeary
Combination of remote sensing and GIS to the study of field systems - Lucie Culikova
Early Bronze Age hillforts in Baranya County (SW Hungary) - Csilla Gáti
The Temple of Caesar in three-dimensional view - Karolina Rosiñska-Balik
The use of LiDAR generated DTMs for monitoring the condition of cultural heritage - Norwegian cases - 
Anneli Nesbakken and Ole Risboel
Integrating LiDAR and Multi-method Geophysical Survey in Archaeological Research in the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site, County Meath, Ireland - Conor Brady, Kevin Barton and Steve Davis
The first view from above - Potential of Russian historical images for heritage research and management in the Altai Mountains - Gertjan Plets, Wouter Gheyle and Jean Bourgeois
The contribution of aerial archaeology to development of knowledge and conservation of the archaeological heritage in Moravia (Czech Republic) - Jaromír Kovárník
Aerial Photographs of Polish monuments - Wies³aw Stêpieñ