- Digital Archaeology
Employed at NIKU since 2015, Erich Nau is an archaeologist who works primarily with geophysical prospection in archaeology. He has worked as a field archaeologist since 2006. His main area of expertise and current field of research is the application of motorized geophysical prospection (Ground Penetrating Radar, Magnetometry) in a landscape archaeological framework.
In his previous post at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection in Vienna, he worked on the development of motorized prospection devices and was responsible for several large-scale prospection projects throughout Europe (Vestfold in Norway, Yorkshire in the UK, and projects in Serbia and Austria). In addition, he took part in other prospection projects such as the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape project and the 3D documentation project at the Bronze Age site of Akrotiri on Santorini.
He also has expertise in stratigraphic excavations and their full 3D documentation using laser scanning and photogrammetry. He was field leader on several archaeological excavations in Austria, including an excavation at the School of Gladiators in Carnuntum, and was responsible for the digital documentation of excavations in Birka (Sweden) and Duggleby Howe (England). He holds a master’s degree in prehistory from the University of Vienna.