Spatial Archaeology Laboratory

The Laboratory for Spatial Archaeology (LSA), that began to operate in 2019 in the Institute of Archaeology, in intended to provide a vivid hub for HU researchers studying the development of cultural landscapes and regional settlement systems within the realm of human-environment interactions. The LSA will provide scholars with cutting-edge tools for accurate, high-resolution documentation and mapping of archaeological sites and landscapes (currently drone-based and manual differential GPS collectors; in the future also airborne 3D laser sensors and remote sensing tools) as well as powerful computational tools for analysis of spatial relations in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based environment. It also enhances the educational program for the study of spatial and landscape archaeology and implementation of new research avenues already in practice for both undergraduate and research students.

Lab services/activities: Field documentation of archaeological sites and landscapes, creation of geographically-positioned photogrammetric models, site and landscape surveys in high resolution, analysis of settlement patterns and landscape use with GIS and construction of settlement models.

Spatial Archaeology Lab, image courtesy of Uri Davidovich


Differential GPS (ground RTK) South Galaxy G1 Plus

RTK drone – DJI Phantom 4 RTK

Two stationary computers with ARCGIS PRO and Agisoft

A6300 Sony camera with accompanying equipment for underground photography (flashes and transmitters)

Four manual Garmin GPS


Head of the lab: Dr. Uri Davidovich

Contact:, +972546604676