PROSPECT is an International Thematic Network, funded by Ghent University, with the objective of strengthening existing excellence on the main theme of Archaeological Prospection.

Archaeological prospection entails detecting, characterizing and evaluating evidence for past human activities and environmental interaction. More than a technical toolset, it encourages holistic understanding of the archaeological record, revealing how soils and vegetation are impacted over time by past communities. By allowing to identify, investigate and understand the diversity of the alterations of the physical environment and material remains of the human past, archaeological prospection encourages us to think broadly about the long-term impacts of our current actions. Advanced visualization techniques enable making this evidence clear and compelling, while facilitating sustainable access to global cultural heritage.

Latest News

Archéorient and Ghent University organize a workshop on archaeological prospection of urban environments in Vienne (France).

PROSPECT members (UKiel, UVienna, UGent) host an ERASMUS+ Blended Intensive Program in on prospecting Viking Age archaeology on the Island of Amrum (Germany).

Recent activities

PROSPECT members unearth Mesolithic secrets, featured on BBC Radio Scotland

PROSPECT hosts a workshop on geoarchaeological reconstruction of North Sea coastal landscapes in Bruges

PROSPECT members collaborate in IPAAST-CZO research project focussing on Interoperable Precision Agricultural and Archaeological Sensing Technologies.

PROSPECT organizes an ERASMUS+ Blended Intensive Program on Geoarchaeological Prospection of North Frisian medieval settlement patterns using geophysical methods

Exploring Geophysical Surveys and Archaeological Prospection at Waterloo: A Testimonial of a UGent Research Visit

PROSPECT members investigate one of the earliest Neolithic villages in Europe

ERASMUS+ Internship Spotlight: Deniz Shares Her Journey

PROSPECT and Flemish Heritage Agency organize a workshop on archaeology & geophysics and archaeological monitoring with support of SAGA-cost action

UGent and Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands collaborate to monitor geophysical properties of Neolithic soil feature at a megalithic monument