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Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Applications of Computer Methods and Mathematical Ideas in Archaeology

13th June 2007

Author: Uzy Smilansky (Weizmann Institute)

Abstract

Archaeological research can profit from methods and ideas taken from theoretical physics and computer science. I shall show how this general statement was tested in a few examples of archaeological relevance. Using these examples, I shall try to draw some conclusions on future prospects, and discuss possible pitfalls in this kind of interdisciplinary research.