DAWN 2020 - Postponed!

Unfortunately due to the developments of the Corona virus in the Netherlands and the advice given by the University of Groningen, we are sad to inform you that we have decided to postpone DAWN, to ensure the health of all participants and organisers. We will be monitoring the situation, and as soon as we know more we will let you know the new date of DAWN 2020. Your registration fee will be valid for this later date, but if you prefer to get a refund, you can contact Stijn Arnoldussen (s.arnoldussen@rug.nl). 


A day of workshops on Digital Archaeology at Groningen University, organized by the Digital Archaeology Group and CAA Netherlands/ Flanders Chapter. The sessions are aimed at beginner-level and open to anyone with an interest in Digital Archaeology, i.e. students, university staff and commercial archaeologists



Q-GIS & DB Integration

Learn how to combine GIS with databases


Using drone images to create orthophotos and elevation models

Program in R

Learn the basics of programming using the language R.

Spatial Stats with R

Display and analyse spatial data using the R programming language


Morning Sessions (10.00 - 13.00)


Learn how to combine GIS with databases to create maps and do spatial analyses. Using QGIS, attendees will learn how to import, display and join database information
to spatial elements (points, polygons). (MAX. 50 attendees)


Learn how to use the programming language R for archaeological data. We will show you how to work with the R programming environment and use archaeological datasets to do statistics and create graphs. (MAX. 32 attendees)

Lunch (13.00 - 14.00)

In order to keep costs to a minimum lunch is not included, but two main university canteens for lunch are available within a 3 min walk. Also, the city centre of Groningen offers ample opportunities for lunch at various price ranges.

Afternoon Sessions (14.00 - 17.00)


This workshop will be aimed at the workflow of using drone images to convert these to orthophotos and local elevation models (DEM) using photogrammetry. (MAX. 50 attendees)


This workshop will deal with the display and statistical interrogation of spatial data using R. As this is an advanced module, attendees are adviced to have followed the intro-
ductory R course (this year or previously). (MAX. 32 attendees)

Drinks (17.00 - 18.00)

Drinks and snacks!


Please note: all sessions require you to bring your own laptop.




Register Below!


Please note: Payment of 5,- euro reservation fee is required.

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:

  • Stijn Arnoldussen
  • Alex Brandsen
  • Devi Taelman
  • Wouter Verschoof-van der Vaart
  • Ronald Visser
  • Jitte Waagen


Please contact Stijn Arnoldussen at s.arnoldussen@rug.nl if you have any questions.