Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Wouter Verschoof-van der Vaart

Postdoc / guest

W.B. Verschoof-van der Vaart MA
+31 71 527 NVT

Wouter Verschoof-van der Vaart is a guest researcher in Digital Archaeology.

More information about Wouter Verschoof-van der Vaart


Wouter’s research interests lie in the practical application of remote sensing techniques (such as aerial photography, geophysics, and LIDAR) and the use of Citizen Science, Deep Learning, and GIS for the automated detection of archaeological objects in remotely sensed data.

Teaching activities

Wouter gives regular guest lectures on the use of GIS, LiDAR, AI, and Citizen Science in Archaeology.

Curriculum vitae

Wouter B. Verschoof-van der Vaart graduated in Archaeology (BA, Leiden, 2008; MA, Leiden, 2011) with a speciality in Prehistory of North-Western Europe, Field Archaeology, and Material Culture and Artefact Studies. During and after his study, he developed a strong interest in geophysics and other (digital) prospection techniques. After having worked in Dutch commercial archaeology as a Geophysicist and Field Archaeologist for over 10 years, he returned to the Faculty of Archaeology in 2017 as a PhD candidate in Digital Archaeology. In 2022 he defended his PhD on the combination of CNN-based object detection and GIS for archaeological prospection in remotely-sensed data. Currently, he is a guest researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology.

Postdoc / guest

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Sciences
  • Digital Archaeology

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number FLEX



  • No relevant ancillary activities
This website uses cookies.  More information.