Computational palaeontology and archaeology successfully met

I am glad to announce that our latest meetup was an awesome one. 12 individuals (including the speakers) made it to the event. Pizza, beer and coffee were consumed and awesome talks took place.

Our guest speaker Viktor, amazed us with great knowledge and humour. He focused his talk on the Paleo’s digital renaissance currently taking place. He presented a brief history of palaeontology and then dived into a bit more detail on his research on the South African Nqwebasaurus thwazi dinosaur (otherwise known as the clickasaurus :P). He also gave an overview on how the ESRF generates high quality X-rays through particle acceleration.



I also did a small talk introducing the concept of computational archaeology. Here I just talked through various areas in archaeology where technology has been used.


For those of you who want the slides for the event, these can be accessed via the following links:

If you missed the original post regarding Viktor’s research you can access that here.

Here are some more photos from the event:


Thank you Viktor for the great talk!