Dr. K. (Karsten) Lambers

  • Assistant Professor of Archaeological Computer Sciences
  • Digital archaeology
  • Remote sensing
  • Image analysis
  • Spatial analysis
  • 3D modelling
  • Archaeological prospection
  • Geoarchaeology

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6510
E-Mail: k.lambers@arch.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, Archaeological Sciences, Digital Archaeology
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A.113b
Personal Homepage: www.archaeology.leiden.edu/​organisation/​staff/​lambersk.html

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Karsten Lambers joined the Faculty of Archaeology in 2015 as Assistant Professor of Archaeological Computer Sciences. He studied American Anthropology at the University of Bonn (MA 1998) and Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Zurich (PhD 2005).

His PhD thesis on the Nasca geoglyphs of Palpa, Peru, was awarded the Best Thesis Award of 2005 by the Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich. He held research positions at ETH Zurich (1999-2004), German Archaeological Institute (2005-2007) and University of Konstanz (2008-2010), and a teaching position at University of Bamberg (2010-2015).

His research interests in Digital Archaeology range from surveying, photogrammetry, 3D scanning, and aerial and satellite remote sensing to data modelling, 3D modelling, digital image analysis, and spatial analysis. In his research he has extensively collaborated with geomatic engineers, computer scientists, geographers, geophysicists, geologists and palaeoecologists.

His current research focuses on archaeological prospection, namely the autodetection of archaeological sites and features in aerial and satellite images. Since his graduate studies he has participated in archaeological and geoarchaeological fieldwork in Central Europe and Latin America, and is currently co-directing field projects in Germany, Switzerland, and Mexico (see publications).

From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Lambers taught courses on GIS, Satellite Remote Sensing, Archaeological Prospection, and Landscape Archaeology at various universities as well as summer schools and conferences. From 2010 to 2015 he taught Digital Geoarchaeology as part of the BA Archaeology programme at the University of Bamberg. He has supervised or co-supervised BA, MA and PhD students at the universities of Bamberg, Konstanz, and Zurich, and is co-organiser of sessions on Teaching Digital Archaeology at CAA conferences in Cologne (2014), Siena (2015) and Oslo (2016).

Dr. Lambers is chairman of CAA Germany, member of the scientific committee of CAA International, and member of the general management board of Archaeolandscapes Europe.

Last Modified: 01-02-2016