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The Institute

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro) is a research institute of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft  dedicated to the development of new techniques and methodological concepts for landscape archaeology. Its research programme combines geophysics, aerial imaging, computer science and geomatics to develop efficient and universally applicable approaches for the non-destructive detection, documentation, visualisation, analysis and interpretation of archaeological landscapes.

Together with its Austrian (NoeL, TU Vienna, Uni Vienna, 7reasonsZAMG), German (ArcTron 3D, LWL-Westfalen) and Norwegian (NIKU, Vfk) partner organisations, the LBI ArchPro is working on a challenging interdisciplinary research programme. Even though the individual research topics are very specific, they all focus on integrated landscape archaeology as the main research objective. LBI ArchPro intends to make a major step forward through the definition of new research topics and objectives, aiming at the advancement of archaeological prospection into an exceptionally powerful theoretical and methodological tool for archaeological research and rescue archaeology alike, with a considerable effect on related cultural sciences.

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