The Universities of Bern and Zurich are organising the fifth SISA workshop (2024) in Muotathal (Canton Schwyz). This year’s SISA will focus on alpine landscapes, geology, “old school” and “modern” prospection and excavation methods as well as social and economic systems over time in a subalpine region. It comprises invited keynote speakers for specific topics as well as the teaching of methods, applications and models. Lectures and practical fieldwork will take place in an archaeologically promising region in central Switzerland. Please note that we will be in an alpine setting; appropriate equipment and physical fitness are required.