The Computer Lab

In November 2018, a computer laboratory was opened in the House of Archaeology, supporting the research-oriented concept of the Institute. The laboratory is situated in the former Archive of Miletus, room 0.1.3.

The laboratory offers ten workplaces equipped with ten Windows computers (Intel Core i7-7700T/CPU 2.9GHz, 8 GB RAM, 23.8-inch screen), allowing students to improve their skills in the field of digital archaeology. The computers are equipped with numerous software including licensed products as well as open-source applications. The basic portfolio of licensed software includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Adobe-Package (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge), ESRI ArcGIS and AutoCAD. The open-sources applications include those such as QGIS, R and Structure-From-Motion. The list of installed software gradually grows to meet the requirements of the institute and students.

Since computational applications undoubtedly represent an inherent part of present-day archaeological research, the establishment of the laboratory represents an important step for the Institute. It provides our students with the possibility to practice frequently used applications, methods and software. In other words, it allows our students to achieve confidence in the field of digital archaeology.

In addition to official lectures and seminaries, the laboratory is available to students for training and free practice. By appointment, students can get guidance to improve their skills and expand their knowledge in the field of digital archaeology and / or schedule time to work on their own projects (e.g. graduation theses).

For all matters concerning the computer laboratory, computational applications, methods and software, please contact Dr. Barbora Weissova (contact: Barbora.weissova@rub.de).