Seminar: Pattern detection in archaeological data

Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2012

Friday June 8th at 16:30
Room G37,
Senate House,
London, WC1E 7HU

Jari Pakkanen (Royal Holloway)
‘Pattern detection in archaeological data: quantum modelling, Bronze Age Aegean lead weights and Greek Classical Doric architecture’

Can statistically significant patterns be detected in Late Bronze Age Aegean balance weights made of lead? How should we approach the question of what type of a design system the fifth-century BC Greek architects used for Doric temples? Is it possible to say whether one of the several modern interpretations is more likely than another? Kendall’s quantum modelling and Monte Carlo computer simulations may help in finding the answers.
The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

The full abstract and seminar programme are at:

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