Dominik Hagmann, Archaeologist at the University of Vienna

My name is Dominik, and I am currently working at the University of Vienna. As an archaeologist focusing on the provincial Roman area, I am particularly interested in settlement and landscape studies in the broadest sense. Therefore, I am focusing on the practical implementation of state-of-the-art field research regarding invasive (stratigraphic archaeological excavations), non-invasive methods (intensive systematic surveys and geophysical prospections with magnetics and GPR), and digital recording methods (uncrewed aircraft systems and 3D photogrammetry). I am also intensively engaged in digital archaeology, trying to fuze data-driven and digitally practiced archaeological methods with a suitable theoretical framework. All the methods mentioned produce considerable amounts of archaeological data, which are characterized by a variety of data types and file formats that store different kinds of information, respectively contents. This spectrum ranges from texts and tables to object photographs, vector graphics, and the increasingly popular 3D models, for example. Among others, one of the main challenges in long-term data archiving and data dissemination in archaeology is to handle this heterogeneous information within a repository. Therefore, the repository service PHAIDRA hosted by the University of Vienna is used, enabling researchers to make complex archaeological datasets available.