TRAIL 2018
Training and Research in the Archaeological Interpretation of Lidar

Lidar and ancient pathways: New approaches to detection and modelling of past movement

29th to 31st October 2018, Postojna, Slovenia

This international meeting builds on three previous meetings (TRAIL 2011, 2014 and 2016), and will be devoted to the study of lidar applications in archaeology, with a special focus on projects considering pathways and movement.

Open to researchers, PhD students, and professionals in archaeology and heritage management wishing to enhance their knowledge of lidar and who are interested in studying past movement and pathways.

Presentations are in English.

In order to promote discussion and interactions, we encourage participants to prepare a poster on their own case study or project. We ask participants to submit a PDF draft of their poster 2 weeks before the event and bring the final printed version to the meeting.


The conference will take place in the youth hostel Proteus in Postojna, Slovenia.

The walking time is about 17 minutes from the train station and 5 minutes from the bus station. Postojna is well connected to Nova Gorica, Koper and Ljubljana. You can fly to either Trieste or Ljubljana. A return GoOpti ride in a van from Trieste airport to Postojna is 31 € if booked a month in advance by a single person. The more people book together, the cheaper it is. There is plenty of parking space at the venue.

If you would like to arrive a day sooner or would like to extend your stay, contact the hostel directly at recepcija.sgls@guest.arnes.si. Do not forget to mention you are coming to TRAIL, otherwise you will get the “We are fully booked” reply.

Proteus Postojna
Tržaška cesta 36
6230 Postojna
Youth Hostel Proteus


In charge of organization:
Žiga Kokalj and Benjamin Štular

In charge of registration:
Jernej Rihter and Jasmina Štajdohar

E: trail2018@zrc-sazu.si
T: +386 1 47 06 377

Organizers and financers