A bilateral symposium on Computational Archaeology was held by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Jerusalem, November 12-13, 2019, with the participation of researchers and practitioners in the field from both countries.
Eleven researchers from Germany and nine from Israel presented at the two-day conference, which was attended by approximately 40 people, primarily other researchers, doctoral candidates and students. The steering committee was chaired by Prof. Israel Finkelstein of Tel Aviv University and Prof. Reinhard Förtsch, of the German Archaeological Institute.
Academy President Prof. Nili Cohen spoke at the opening of the conference, together with Dr. Jan Nissen, of the Department of International Relations at the Leopoldina, who praised the close and fruitful cooperation between the two academies.
Over the last generation, archaeology has increasingly turned to the exact sciences and the natural sciences, including the use of methods from mathematics and computer science. The conference reflected the achievements of research in this field in Israel and Germany. It presented research in areas such as art typologies, text analysis, documentation of findings, computational approaches to problems in chronology and artificial intelligence approaches in archaeology.
In the photo: Academy President Prof. Nili Cohen and Dr. Jan Nissen, of the Department of International Relations at the Leopoldina
In the photo: Participants of the Israeli-German symposium on Computational Archaeology