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Exploring complexity in the archaeological landscapes of monsoon Asia using lidar and deep learning

Project description

Lidar technologies unveil the past of tropical forests

Recent breakthroughs in archaeological science are inspiring a widespread re-appraisal of the dynamic relationship between humans and tropical forest environments throughout prehistory. Often seen as pristine, wild and inhospitable places, recent work suggests that we have underestimated the scale and intensity of human impacts globally in these regions. The EU-funded archaeoscape.ai project aims to study rainforest landscapes in Southeast Asia, by using a new generation of lidar technology, which can detect former traces of human activities on the earth's surface. Based on this technology, the project will create comparable datasets of human impacts, to better understand trajectories of innovation and complexity in the tropics from the past to the present.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

ECOLE FRANCAISE D'EXTREME-ORIENT
Address
Avenue Du President Wilson 22
75116 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 748 285

Beneficiaries (1)

ECOLE FRANCAISE D'EXTREME-ORIENT
France
EU contribution
€ 2 748 285
Address
Avenue Du President Wilson 22
75116 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments