Training Lab "Computational Models in Palaeolithic Archaeology and Palaeoecology"
Burgos, Spain, November 27, 2018 - HABCOM IFG METHOD
Nov 27th - 27th, 2018
Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre Evolución Humana (CENIEH), (Spain)
Dear colleagues,the team of the International Focus Group "Modelling Environmental dynamics and hominin dispersals around the Mid-Pleistocene revolution (METHOD)" (http://www.method-ifg.com/) organizes a Training Lab "Computational Models in Palaeolithic Archaeology and Palaeoecology". Please find more information on the scope of the training lab below.The Training Lab will be held at CENIEH, (Burgos, Spain), and it is scheduled for November 27, 2018Please save the date!Scope:Although the use of simulation and computational models is widespread in archaeology and ecology, their presence in palaeolithic archaeology and Pleistocene palaeoecology is far from being pervasive. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of a number of computational modeling techniques useful for the study of human evolution, behavior and ecology in the Pleistocene. The course is oriented to archaeologists and palaeontologists interested in incorporating new methodological approaches in their research, but also to undergraduate and Ph.D. students willing to complement their training with an overview of several research approaches that are innovative in the fields of palaeolithic archaeology and palaeoecology. Since this intends to be an introductory course, previous knowledge of these methodological approaches or experience in computational modeling are not required. The course will show how to formalize hypothesis about human dispersals, behaviours, and environmental dynamics and how they may be translated into models; what can be learned with the use of computational models and how can the results be validated. Researchers attending the course will be invited to share their research questions with the audience during the Round Table session, and to discuss with the experts the way computational models may help them to address those questions.RegistrationIf you are interested to participate, please let us know by submitting the attached form to email@example.com until September 10, 2018.
Form: DownloadIf you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ana Mateos (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jesus Rodríguez (email@example.com)Kind regards,METHOD Organizing Committee