Wernke and Huo awarded NEH grant to conduct the largest archaeological imagery survey in the Western Hemisphere using AI

Vanderbilt University’s research team, led by Steven WernkeYuankai Huo, and Parker VanValkenburgh, from Brown University, have been awarded a significant National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop GeoPACHA 2.0, a next-generation archaeological mapping technology. This innovative project aims to unveil intricate details about vast settlement systems in the Andes using cutting-edge data science and AI-assisted survey techniques. The collaboration bridges archaeology and data science, promising transformative insights into human-modified landscapes spanning over 600,000 square kilometers.