Computational Approaches to Human and Animal Movement in the Archaeological Record

Andrew Bevan (UCL)

Digital Classicist/ICS Work in Progress Seminar, Summer 2008

Friday 4th July at 16:30, in room STB3 (Stewart House), Senate House, Malet Street, London

The inferential leap between the static archaeological record and our explanation of dynamic past behaviours is always a challenging one, but computational and quantitative techniques can be of great assistance. In particular, they can provide useful insight on patterns of human and animal movement, by better characterising existing archaeological evidence, suggesting simple models of mobile decision-making or proposing expected patterns of movement against which the observed record can be compared.


The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

Audio recording of seminar (MP3)

Presentation (to follow)