Karsten Lambers joined the Faculty of Archaeology in 2015 as Assistant Professor of Archaeological Computer Sciences and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. At the faculty he is head of the Digital Archaeology research group and in charge of the MSc programme Digital Archaeology. Since 2017 he is also head of the Department of Archaeological Sciences.
Karsten graduated in American Anthropology (MA, University of Bonn, 1998) and in Prehistoric Archaeology (PhD, University of Zurich, 2005). His doctoral dissertation 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 and teaching positions at ETH Zurich (1999-2004), the University of Zurich (2004), the German Archaeological Institute (2005-2007), the University of Konstanz (2008-2010) and the University of Bamberg (2010-2015).
Karsten’s research interests in Digital Archaeology range from surveying, 3D recording, and remote sensing to modelling, spatial analysis, and digital image analysis. In his research he has extensively collaborated with geomatic engineers, computer scientists, geographers, geophysicists, and palaeoecologists. Currently his main research focus is on archaeological prospection, namely the automated detection of archaeological traces in remote sensing data. Since his graduate studies he has participated in archaeological and geoarchaeological fieldwork in Central Europe and Latin America and is currently co-directing a field project in Switzerland.