Bern Computational and Digital Archaeology Lab

The Bern Computational and Digital Archaeology lab (Bern CoDA Lab) is a research infrastructure hosted by the Institute for Archaeological Sciences of the University of Bern. It focuses on the promotion, support and development of computational and quantitative methods in archaeological research, from the initial data collecting, incl. adequate data management and storage, to the data processing and analysis, and not least to its visual presentation. The careful assessment of the data, the critical reflection of the methodology, and the thorough, integrative discussion of the achieved results are a matter of course.

Besides offering a series of equipment, software applications and further resources, we regularly provide targeted training and workshops in order to promote and exchange different approaches in computational and digital archaeology, all in a competent and stimulating research environment. We furthermore aim to sustainably contribute to the development of computational and digital archaeology. 

Martin Hinz 
Susanne Rutishauser

Activities and Events

Course Computational Archaeology

Practical Exercise (Übung), Wednesday 10-12 supervised by Martin Hinz

Course Open Science and Reproducible Research

Practical Exercise (Übung), Wednesday 14-16 supervised by Caroline Heitz and Martin Hinz

Digital Numismatics

Seminary (BA/MA-Seminar), Wednesday 16-18, Christian Weiss

Methods & Techniques

The Bern CoDA Lab offers a variety of technical equipment, computer software and skilled staff and partners, successively contributing to computational and digital requirements posed by state-of-the-art archaeological research, such as:


The Bern CoDA Lab is actively supporting the following projects.


The following publications, posters, conferences, talks and teaching materials have been supported by the Bern CoDA Lab.


Master and PhD Theses in the frame of Bern CoDA Lab.