I – QMDAA, International Summer School in Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis in Archaeology

First Call for Participation
University of Siena

Villa Lanzi, Campiglia Marittima (Italy)
The archaeological research, from diagnosis to publication, represents a scientific process that involves, on different scales, the application of quantitative and analytical methods. This aspect of the archaeological discipline has been greatly improved and enhanced by the introduction of computer applications, and more specifically their use in archaeological data storage, manipulation and analysis. Despite advances in computational techniques, formalization and correct application of quantitative methodological procedures remain, nevertheless, a fundamental requirement for a rigorous and strict methodological approach. In other words, "data analysis" remains a central issue for almost every archaeological research process: excavation, landscape archaeology and materials and remains studies.

The School is aimed at students, postgraduate students, researchers and professionals in the archaeological field interested and/or committed in the field of computer applications in archaeology that wish to strength and consolidate their methodological and theoretical expertise and knowledge in the fields of quantitative methods and data analysis. The School is organized by the Archaeology Department of the University of Siena, under the auspices and with the collaboration of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Parma. The I-QMDAA is part of the International Summer School in Archaeology of the University of Siena.