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Archéologies numériques

NUMEAR - ISSN 2515-7574 - © ISTE Ltd

Aims and scope

Objectifs de la revue

The Numerical Archeology journal focuses on the practices of and reflections on the use of digital technologies in archaeology, in the study of European history or in heritage conservation sciences.

The articles, which are mostly methodological, may cover the following topics:

- 2D and 3D data acquisition techniques (drone, scanner, LiDAR, thermography, photogrammetry, databases, mobile computing, etc.);

- structuring of archaeological/historical and heritage data (SBDR, SIG, XML, semantic web, etc.);

- modeling and digital analysis of data (spatial analysis, agent models, 2D/3D analysis, statistical analysis, etc.);

- tools for the propagation and dissemination of results on the web and new research practices (collaborative platforms, open data and open source application development).

La revue Archéologies numériques s’intéresse aux pratiques et aux réflexions sur l’usage du numérique en archéologie, dans les sciences historiques européennes ou de la sauvegarde des patrimoines.

Les articles, essentiellement méthodologiques, peuvent couvrir notamment les sujets suivant :

- techniques d’acquisitions de données 2D et 3D (drone, scanner, LIDAR, thermographie, photogrammétrie, bases de données, informatique mobile…) ;

- structuration des données archéo-historiques et patrimoniales (SBDR, SIG, XML, Web sémantique…) ;

- modélisations et analyses numériques des données (analyse spatiale, modèles agents, Analyse 2D/3D, analyses statistiques…) ;

- outils de diffusion et de dissémination des résultats sur le Web et nouvelles pratiques de la recherche (plateforme collaboratives, open data et développements applicatifs open-source).

Journal issues

Recent articles

Development of common repositories: the complex coordination of collaborative work

Current archaeological research practices confirm a strong trend towards the grouping of researchers and the sharing of data, which now requires the establishment of shared platforms. This change in practices is reflected (...)

Chronocarto, a web-GIS for archaeologists (but not only...)

Chronocarto is a web-GIS developed since 2006 for the representation of cartographic data in Archaeology. It has been designed to allow for networking among researchers, non-specialists in GIS, from the acquisition phase to (...)

Collecting, managing and promoting data on flint deposits and sites in France: for shared cartographic and publishing platforms.

Over the past ten years, several resolutely interdisciplinary Projets Collectifs de Recherche (PCR), have produced a set of descriptive data on the main flints associated with their primary and secondary deposits in (...)

Multi-scale mapping of a habitat on a rugged site: Silla del Papa (Spain)

As part of the ANR Archeostraits program, a mapping of the archaeological remains of the site of Silla del Papa (Southern Spain) was undertaken. It is made complex by a rugged topography, with strong unevenness and a ground (...)

Learning through connecting: data management as a basis for meaningful use of legacy data - The African Archaeology Archive Cologne

For more than 50 years the African Archaeology at the University of Cologne has conducted field research in various parts of Africa, particularly in the Eastern Sahara and in Namibia. The focus was on environmental history (...)

Prehistoric and historic monumental funerary structures in the “Chott el Jérid” area (Southern Tunisia): the importance of photogrammetry for rapid and complete documentation in Saharan contexts

As part of the Tunisian-Italian archaeological joint mission to the Sahara, a research project (survey and excavation) has focused since 2015 on the study of the funerary archaeology of the prehistoric and historical (...)

The collective faced with big data: shared interpretation and retro-validation of LiDAR data from the El Infiernillo site, Michoacán, Mexico

The acquisition, in 2015, of a high-resolution LiDAR (Light Detection and RAnging) elevation model for the entire geological complex of the Malpaís of Zacapu, West Mexico, has deeply influenced the research methods and (...)

Artefacts: nature, structure and usages

This article aims at describing “Artefacts, online collaborative encyclopaedia of archaeological small finds”, which tries to list all the forms of objects attested between the end of the Prehistory and the pre-industrial (...)

Combination of an MAS and a GIS to assist in petro-archaeological prospecting. Exploration of a multi-agent approach in modelling natural flint paths.

The use of multi-agent simulation (MAS), which were engaged as an exploration, aims to simulate potential theoretical paths of siliceous rock fragments, according to a gravity model and altimetry data from various IGN (...)

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Laurent COSTA
Archéologies et Sciences
de l’Antiquité, Nanterre


Chercheur associé, UMR 7041 ArScAn

François GILIGNY
Université de Paris 1

École des hautes études
en sciences sociales, Paris
Institut des systèmes complexes

Fréderic POUGET
Université de La Rochelle

Anne-Violaine SZABADOS
Archéologies et Sciences
de l’Antiquité, Nanterre

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