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.
- Lambers K. (2018), Die Geoglyphen von Nasca und Palpa: Neue Ansätze zu ihrer Interpretation, Antike Welt 2018(1): 20-23.
- Lambers K. (2018), Airborne and Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis in Archaeology. In: Siart C., Forbriger M., Bubenzer O. (Eds.) Digital Geoarchaeology: New Techniques for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research. Cham: Springer. 109-122.
- Lambers K. (2017), Die Geoglyphen: Bilder und Bühnen in der Wüste. In: Pardo C., Fux P. (Eds.) Nasca – Peru. Archäologische Spurensuche in der Wüste. Zürich: Scheiddegger & Spiess. 108-119.
- Lambers L., Fassbinder J.W.E., Lambers K. & Bourgeois Q.P.J. (2017), The Iron-Age burial of Epe-Niersen, the Netherlands: results from magnetometry in the range of +/- 1 nT. In: Jennings B., Gaffney C., Sparrow T., Gaffney S. (Eds.) 12th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection, 12th - 16th September 2017, The University of Bradford. Oxford: Archaeopress. 132-134.
- Lambers K. (2017), Los geoglifos: imágenes y escenarios en el desierto de Nazca y Palpa / The geoglyphs: images and settings in the desert of Nazca and Palpa. In: Pardo C., Fux P. (Eds.) Nasca. Lima: Asociación Museo de Arte de Lima. 112-123, 363-366.
- Dietre B., Walser C., Kofler W., Kothieringer K., Hajdas I., Lambers K., Reitmaier T. & Haas J.N. (2017), Neolithic to Bronze Age (4850–3450 cal. BP) fire management of the Alpine Lower Engadine landscape (Switzerland) to establish pastures and cereal fields, HOLOCENE 27(2): 181-196.
- Lambers K. & Traviglia A. (2016), Automated detection in remote sensing archaeology: a reading list, AARGnews - The newsletter of the Aerial Archaeology Research Group 53: 25-29.
- Traviglia A., Cowley D. & Lambers K. (2016), Finding common ground: human and computer vision in archaeological prospection, AARGnews - The newsletter of the Aerial Archaeology Research Group 53: 11-24.
- Zingman I., Saupe D., Penatti O.A.B. & Lambers K. (2016), Detection of Fragmented Rectangular Enclosures in Very High Resolution Remote Sensing Images, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54(8): 4580 - 4593.
- Zingman I., Saupe D. & Lambers K. (2015), Detection of incomplete enclosures of rectangular shape in remotely sensed images. In: 2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW). Boston: IEEE. 87-96.
- Kothieringer K., Walser C., Dietre B., Reitmaier T., Haas J.N. & Lambers K. (2015), High impact: early pastoralism and environmental change during the Neolithic and Bronze Age in the Silvretta Alps (Switzerland/Austria) as evidenced by archaeological, palaeoecological and pedological proxies, Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie Supplementbände 59(suppl. 2): 177-198.
- Kenzler H. & Lambers K. (2015), Challenges and perspectives of woodland archaeology across Europe. In: Giligny F., Djindjian F., Costa L, Moscati P., Robert S. (Eds.) CAA2014 21st Century Archaeology: Concepts, Methods, and Tools. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Oxford: Archaeopress. 73-80.
- Dietre B., Walser C., Reidl D., Kappelmeyer T., Hajdas I., Kothieringer K., Lambers K., Haas J.N. & Reitmaier T. (2015), Vegetation history, landscape development, and archaeology of the Lower Engadine, Switzerland, Palyno-Bulletin 3: 75-78.
- Dietre B., Walser C., Lambers K., Reitmaier T., Hajdas I. & Haas J.N. (2014), Palaeoecological evidence for Mesolithic to Medieval climatic change and anthropogenic impact on the Alpine flora and vegetation of the Silvretta Massif (Switzerland/Austria), QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL 353: 3-16.
- Kothieringer K., Lambers K., Seregély T. & Schäfer A. (2014), Settlement and landscape history of the Northern Franconian Jura during the Bronze and Iron Ages, Geophysical research abstracts 16: 13941.
- Zingman I., Saupe D. & Lambers K. (2014), A morphological approach for distinguishing texture and individual features in images, Pattern recognition letters 47: 129-138.
- Zingman I., Saupe D. & Lambers K. (2013), Automated search for livestock enclosures of rectangular shape in remotely sensed imagery. In: Bruzzone L. (Ed.) Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XIX. Proceedings of SPIE. no. 88920F Dresden: SPIE.
- Lambers K. & Zingman I. (2013), Texture segmentation as first step towards archaeological object detection in high-resolution satellite images of the Silvretta Alps. In: Neubauer W., Trinks I., Salisbury R.B., Einwögerer C. (Eds.) Archaeological Prospection: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference - Vienna, May 29th - June 2nd 2013. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. 327-329.