Digital Archaeology in wintry Bern/Swiss


From the 4th February to the 6th February 2019 an international colloquium about quantitative approaches, spatial statistics and socioecological modelling in archaeology, was run in Bern, Switzerland. Held under the motto “Digital Archaeology” scientists from various disciplines and different countries presented their studies and developed integrating debates with inspiring discussions. By the way at the end of the lecture program, ‘integration’ was accepted to be one of the most important application methods for these kind of research activities.

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Helena Seidl da Fonseca und Julia Klammer (Team Austria): Lakeshores and their hinterland: A landscape archaeology approach to the alpine Attersee-Mondsee region (Co-authors : Kerstin Kowarik and Timothy Taylor).

Our project, ‘Beyond Lake Villages’, took also part in the conference. Partners and collaborators from all three countries introduced to their objectives, analyses and results.


Abstract book: DAB2019_abstract_booklet

Presented poster by the Austrian team: Poster_DAB2019_JK_76dpi

Official website: “Digital Archaeology 2019 Bern”

Blog post by Kuratorium Pfahlbauten: Digitale Archäologie – Was ist das?

Tilman Baum (Team Germany):
How many, how far? Quantitative models of Neolithic land use in six wetland sites of the northern
alpine forelands between 4300 and 3700 BC.
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Julian Laabs (Team Switzerland): Land use dynamics in Neolithic Western Switzerland (Co-authors: Carsten Lemmen and Albert Hafner).




Old Data «—» New Interpretation

Within the frame of the project analog cross section drawings of lacustrine sites have been succesfully edited to gain new data and achieve new insights in spatial and chronological issues.

This work is presented in November at the Visual Heritage Cogress hosted by CHNT 23 2018.

Helena SEIDL DA FONSECA | Julia KLAMMER, Austria: (C)old case (pro)files – A GIS-based 3D evaluation method for documentation of past and modern data.