ArcFieldLab symposium – 17 May 2024

Date: 17 May 2024, 11:00 – 17:00

Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Kerkzaal (Main building), De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam

Credits: 1 ECT


In this symposium, leading European experts in the fields of archaeological remote sensing and geophysics will present their
research relating to the application of novel sensor technologies and methods for terrestrial and maritime research, comparative analyses and validation of non-invasive archaeological surveys, or the dissemination of best-practices and sensor-related knowledge. This meeting is open to academic researchers, students, professional archaeologists and sensor specialists.

ARCfieldLAB is a project centred around the themes of innovation, experimentation, and knowledge exchange in archaeological
remote sensing and geophysics. The aim of ARCfieldLAB is to disseminate information about the current state of knowledge on
innovative sensor technologies and methodologies utilized in archaeology, with the goal of improving the overall quality and
efficiency of Dutch archaeological field research.

After this event, students will have a grasp on the current state of research in the field of non-invasive sensor techniques for archaeological field research, as well as an understanding of the potential and limitations of various novel remote sensing and geophysical prospection techniques.

Preliminary programme

10:30 – 11:00: Welcome with coffee and tea

11:00 – 12:30: Opening Session; Introduction to ARCfieldLAB, followed by 2 presentations:

  • Dr. Žiga Kokalj (ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana)
  • Dr. Carmen Cuenca-García (Universitat de València & NTNU, Trondheim)

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00: Second Session; 3 presentations:

  • Dr. Dave Cowley (Historic Environment Scotland)
  • Dr. Till Sonnemann (Universität Bonn)
  • Dr. Øyvind Ødegård (NTNU, Trondheim)

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee/tea Break

15:30 – 17:00: Third Session; 2 presentations followed by plenary discussion

(Speakers to be announced)

17:00 – 18:00: Drinks

Credits: ARCHON members can receive 1 ECT for attending the conference and handing in a reflection report afterwards.

Registration: through this form. For any questions about the contents of the symposium, please contact Mason Scholte ( or Jitte Waagen ( For questions regarding ECTs and other ARCHON-related matters, please contact