EAA people: sign up for our data clinic!

Are you attending EAA? Do you have some archaeological data? Not sure what to do with it? Need advice of computational methods and stats?

Sign up for our data clinic! These are one-on-one 30 minute meetings with a data specialist to advise you on how to apply computational methods to your data. Time-slots will be arranged that work for you, but have to take place on 6 or 7 September at the EAA venue. Interested? Read more below and on this flyer and make sure to email before midnight on 5 September!

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Archaeological Data Clinic. Personalised consulting to get the best of archaeological data.

We will set up meetings with an expert in data analysis / network science / agent-based modelling.

In the ideal world we would all have enough time to learn statistics, data analysis, R, several foreign and ancient languages and to read the complete works by Foucault. In reality, most researchers artfully walk the thin line between knowing enough and bluffing. The aim of this workshop is to streamline the process by pairing archaeologists with data and computer science specialists.

If you have a dataset and no idea what to do with it…
if you think PCA/least cost paths / network analysis / agent-based modelling is the way forward for your project but you don’t know how to get started…
If you need a second opinion to ensure that what you’ve already done makes sense…

…then this drop-in clinic is for you.

Let us know about your case by submitting the following information:

  • A few sentences project outline;
  • Type and amount of data;
  • Research question(s);
  • What type of analysis you’d like to perform? (if known).

We will set up a meeting with an expert in data analysis / network science / agent-based modelling. They will help you to query and wrangle your data, to analyse and visualise it and to guide you on the next steps. They may help you choose the right software or point you towards a study where similar problems have been solved. In a nutshell, they will save you a lot of time and frustration and make your research go further!


Dr. Luce Prignano (Spain) 1,2
Dr. Iza Romanowska (Spain) 3
Dr. Sergi Lozano (Spain) 4
Dr. Francesca Fulminante (United Kingdom) 5,6,7
Dr. Rob Witcher (United Kingdom) 6
Dr. Tom Brughmans (United Kingdom) 8
1. University of Barcelona
2. UBICS (Universitat de Barcelona Institute of Complex Systems)
3. BSC (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
4. IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social)
5. University Roma Tre
6. Durham University
7. Cambridge Univeristy
8. Oxford University

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