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Agnes Schneider

PhD candidate / Self Funded

A. Schneider
+31 71 527 2727

Agnes Schneider is a PhD candidate at the department of Archaeological Sciences.

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Office days

Monday to Friday


Agnes is working since April 2021 as a research associate at the Technical University Berlin in the collaborative DFG project “The Late Antique and Early Islamic Hira - Urbanistic Transformation Processes of a Transregional Contact Zone”. In this context she recently started her self-funded internal PhD at Leiden University in the Digital Archaeology Group. The aim of her PhD is to develop a reproducible and replicable workflow for the automated analysis of magnetometer data. Also see the project website.

Agnes’ research focus is on Archaeological Remote Sensing methods: she is highly motivated to learn new methods to collect, process and analyse remote sensing data for archaeological purposes. Her ars poetica is understanding landscapes and archaeological sites through reproducible and replicable statistical and spatial analysis of remote sensing and archaeological data.

Curriculum vitae

Agnes completed her first degree (Diploma) in Prehistory, Roman Provincial and Classical Archaeology at the Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (ELTE, Budapest, Hungary) in 2010. After working at various archaeological excavations in Germany between 2011 and 2017 she decided to pursue her interest in Remote Sensing and Computational Archaeology at the Philipps-University Marburg in the Department of Geography by obtaining a MSc. degree in Physical Geography in 2021. In her second master thesis she developed a reproducible and replicable workflow for the automated detection of burial mounds in LiDAR data using Geometric knowledge-based and Geographic Object-based Image Analysis (GeOBIA) methods.

Throughout her studies Agnes has worked at various archaeological excavations throughout Europe, including Hungary, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and lately in Iraq. Further she worked with different German Geophysical Prospection companies in Germany, Luxemburg, Croatia and lately in Iraq, mainly in the role of field operator of magnetometer surveys.

Since 2017 she participated at various international conferences and workshops on remote sensing and computational archaeology (CAA International & National chapters, AARG, TRAIL, EAA, WAC to name a few).

PhD candidate / Self Funded

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Sciences
  • Digital Archaeology

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A1.12



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