AI and Archaeology

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Published on February 22, 2022 Updated on March 1, 2022
image de charbon de bois. Originel à gauche, heatmap superposée à droite, à souligner les régions utilisées par le CNN pour la classification
image de charbon de bois. Originel à gauche, heatmap superposée à droite, à souligner les régions utilisées par le CNN pour la classification

The DHLAB of the MSI is involved in a new research project where AI deploys its heuristic potential in the service of archaeology

Following the collaboration with the BCL laboratory, which allowed the development of new methods of text analysis within the framework of deep learning ("DeepText" project), since September 2021 the Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab) of the MSI intervenes in support of the CEPAM in a new research project with a strong interdisciplinary footprint:  the "Automated Analysis of Archaeological Wood Images" project indeed aims to exploit the potentialities of artificial intelligence for the identification of archaeological charcoals, via SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) images. 


Figure 1. Charcoal image. Original on the left (by Elysandre Puech). Overlaid heatmap on the right (by Marco Corneli), highlighting the regions used by the CNN for classification.