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Michael DONEUS

Université de Vienne (Autriche)
Invité de l’AOrOc – avril 2019

Durant le mois d’avril 2019, le labex TransferS et Michel Dabas (AOrOc) accueillent Michael DONEUS, directeur du département d’archéologie préhistorique et historique de l’Université de Vienne et membre du Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology.


Prospections archéologiques non invasives
Implication pour l’archéologie environnementale et des paysages de la Norvège à l’Adriatique

In general, my research is guided by the vision to further promote archaeological prospection as a primary source of information for archaeological research in settlement-, environmental-, and landscape archaeology aiming at high quality diachronic interpretations of archaeological landscapes and their meanings. It contains a mix of basic and applied research with a focus on (1) landscape archaeology, (2) archaeological prospection (especially remote sensing), and (3) methodological development of documentation for archaeological excavations.

In my landscape archaeological research, I argue for a clear conceptual demarcation from settlement archaeology and discuss the layout of a theoretical background for landscape archaeology. The role of integrated and large-scaled prospection is emphasized, and case studies are researched. My research is also focused towards geoarchaeological methods. Here, the integration of various prospection techniques to get large-scaled palaeoenvironmental information is argued and demonstrated in various journal papers and book chapters.

I am also actively involved in the research of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro). Within this co-operation, we could achieve a working system (hardware, software, and methodology of integration) for large-scale motorized geophysical prospection with high resolution (in 5 years, more than 30 km2 could be geophysically prospected in Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Croatia, Serbia, and Italy). Research in archaeological remote sensing is focused on methods for automated rectification of aerial photographs, the development of high-resolution archaeological imaging spectroscopy (also called hyperspectral scanning), and Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS).

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