DAWN 2019

Welcome to DAWN (Digital Archaeology Workshop Netherlands-Flanders) 2019! The workshop is planned for the 5th of April at the University of Amsterdam.

We've reached the maximum number of participants, but you can still sign up on the reserve list below.



Image based modeling

Learn the basics of IBM general use and software.

3D Modeling

Practical on 3D reconstruction of excavation data.

Program in R

Learn the basics of programming using the language R.


Learn how to combine GIS with databases.


Welcome reception (9.00 - 9.45)

Location: Oudemanhuispoort, D1.08
Coffee and tea will be served


Welcome and Introduction (9.45 - 10.00)

Location: Oudemanhuispoort, D1.08
Introduction by the organisation.


Morning session (10.00 - 13.00)

3D Modeling in Archaeology

(Please note this is the same workshop as last year)
Location: Oudemanhuispoort, D1.08
This workshop will be aimed at digital 3D reconstruction of excavation data, and includes a practical tutorial in which you will step by step learn how to build a 3D model based on actual archaeological features. We will be using the open source software Blender.

Note: This session requires you to bring your own laptop.

Programming in R

Location: Bushuis VOC Room
Learn how to use the programming language R for archaeological data. We will show you how to work with archaeological datasets to do statistics and create graphs. We will use Rstudio as a tool to program.

Note: This session requires you to bring your own laptop.

Lunch Break (13.00 - 14.00)

Location: Oudemanhuispoort, D1.08
Please note: to keep these workshops free, lunch is not provided, but you are welcome to take your own lunch or there's the option to buy an affordable lunch at the university cafeteria. 


Afternoon session (14.00 - 17.00)

GIS & Database Integration

Location: Oudemanhuispoort, D1.08
Learn how to combine GIS with databases to create maps and do spatial analyses. We will be using the open source software QGIS in this session.

Note: This session requires you to bring your own laptop.

Image-based modeling in the field

(Please note this is the same workshop as last year)
Location: Bushuis VOC Room
This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Image-based Modeling, will feature a hands-on case study showcasing the workflow and providing tips & tricks, and will finish with a discussion on applications in archaeological contexts. We will be using Metashape (previously called Photoscan).

Note: This session requires you to bring your own laptop.


Drinks & snacks (17.00 - 19.30)

Location: Binnengastterrein, BG2, Lobby
We will finish the day with some drinks and snacks.



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About The ORganisation

DAWN 2018 is a combined effort of DAG & CAA NL-FL

Digital Archaeology Group

The Digital Archaeology Group (DAG) is an interest group based at the Faculty of Archaeology in Leiden. We organise meetings varying in character, but the general aim is to offer archaeologists the opportunity to discuss the use of digital technologies in their research and to receive feedback on it from a community of enthusiasts.


CAA Netherlands - Flanders (CAA NL-FL) represents the Dutch and Flemish national chapters of the international CAA. Our organization is administered by four speakers, currently Ronald Visser, Devi Taelman and Jitte Waagen. In addition to academic, CAA Netherlands - Flanders aims to bring together professional and/or commercial organisations and individuals as well.

DAWN is organised by the following people:

  • Alex Brandsen
  • Giacomo Fontana
  • Rogier Kalkers
  • Devi Taelman
  • Wouter Verschoof-van der Vaart
  • Ronald Visser
  • Jitte Waagen


Please contact Jitte Waagen at J.Waagen@uva.nl if you have any questions.