Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Jens-Bjørn Riis Andresen

School of Culture and Society – Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies – Aarhus University (AU)

Archaeological data, information, and knowledge is increasingly recorded, stored, managed, processed, and disseminated on digital media as its primary carrier. This development constitutes both a challenge and opens new avenues of possibilities for the discipline. Only through inter-disciplinary corporation satisfactory solutions can be accomplished. We participate in initiatives on both EU (; and national level (DIGHUMLAB), where research initiatives have been launched to facilitate seamless work-flows and long-term storage solutions for digital data. We focus on space and time modelling, dimensions which are of central importance in archaeological reasoning. Other key research areas are: 3D visualization & modelling, remote sensing, predictive modelling, digital heritage management, excavation recording, the semantic web, user / community participation. We have recently created a national section of the CAA and have organized the first Nordic conference in May (

HPC is important for our research because some of the applications are time-critical and one needs a computer with necessary power to get the job done in time. The data, we are running are primarily applications for digital field recording – computer vision applications.

Our results so far is described in the paper “Supercomputing at the trench edge”. The paper is accepted for the global CAA-proceedings Oslo 2016.