Interantional thematic network archaealogical PROSPECTion

01 January 2023 → 31 December 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Geoarchaeology
    • Prehistoric archaeology
  • Natural sciences
    • Environmental management
    • Environmental monitoring
archaeology physical environment prospection
Project description

PROSPECT is an international thematic network funded by Universitey Ghent with the objective of strenghtening existing excellence on the main theme of Archaeological Prospection.

Archaeological prospection entails detecting, characterizing end evaluating evidence for past human activities and environmental interaction. More than a technical toolset, it encourages holitstic understanding of the archaeological record, revealing how soils and vegetation are impacted over time past communities. By allowing to identify, investigate en understand the diversity of the alterations of the physical environment en material remains of the human past, achaeological prospection encourages us to htink broadly about the longterm impacts of our current actions. Advanced visualization techniques enable making this evidence clear and compelling, while facilitating sustainable access to global cultural heritage.