The Institute

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro) is a research institute of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft. We are dedicated to the development of new techniques and methodological concepts for landscape archaeology and the digital preservation of cultural heritage.

Together with our Austrian, German and Norwegian partner organisations, we work on a challenging interdisciplinary research programme. We combine remote sensing, geophysics, computer science, geomatics and archaeology to develop efficient and universally applicable approaches for the non-destructive detection, documentation, visualisation, analysis and interpretation of archaeological landscapes.

Even though the individual research topics are very specific, they all focus on integrated landscape archaeology as the main research objective. By defining pioneering research topics and goals, we thus aim to make archaeological prospection a powerful, groundbreaking theoretical and methodological tool for archaeological research, rescue archaeology and cultural property protection.

Research Programme