Digital Archaeology

Digital Archeology is one of the main areas of research of the Digital Humanities team. The interactions between archaeology and data sciences that structure this area have made it possible to acquire valuable expertise in the production of 3D digital facsimiles of complex archaeological objects by the technique of dense correlation photogrammetry.

Thanks to the experience gained within the framework of the NumerO project, the digital archaeology team is currently developing a collaborative digital tool freely accessible online (DIGITARCH) to easily produce, document, publish and share restitution or reconstruction hypotheses based on digitized 3D lapidary archaeological fragments.

The team is also working on modelling and simulation projects applied to archaeological data and problems, such as the SONAT project and the Roma fire simulation project. Finally, the team is interested in the question of the design of digital editing or restitution devices involving an articulation at one or more scales between corpus data and research data on these corpora: this question is in particular the subject of collaboration with the VESUVIA project and the ENCCRE project.

The “Digital Archaeology” axis is coordinated by Emmanuelle Rosso.

Main projects

  • Optimisation et automatisation du traitement des facsimilés numériques 3D

  • CODIGITARCH : Outil numérique collaboratif de constitution d’hypothèses de restitutions/reconstitutions archéologiques

  • Le projet NumérO

  • Le projet SONAT

  • Le projet de simulation des incendies de Rome


Pr. Emmanuelle Rosso (Sorbonne Université, EA « Rome et des Renaissances »)

Pr. Pascal Frey (Sorbonne Université, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions)

Nicolas Leys (Doctorant, Sorbonne Université, ISCD)

Zoumana Mallé (Ingénieur d’étude, ISCD)

Sébastien Le Gall (Ingénieur d’étude, ISCD)

Dr. Alexandra Dardenay (Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès, TRACES)

Dr. Taraneh Sayadi (Chargée de recherches, CNRS, Institut ∂’Alembert)

Marie-Laure Laharie (Ingénieur d’étude, CNRS, TRACES)