School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Christopher Sevara

Research Associate


Research Associate, Terraces as Sustainable Agricultural Environments (TerraSAgE)

Senior Research Fellow, University of Vienna Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology

Prior Positions

Lecturer, University of Vienna Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology (2016-2019)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Prospecting Boundaries - University of Vienna (2016-2019)

Research Assistant (Doctoral Candidate) University of Vienna (2011-2015)


PhD, Prehistory and Early History, Initiative College for Archaeological Prospection, University of Vienna, Austria (2016)

MA, Archaeological Computing, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

MA (Mag. Phil.), Archaeology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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I am a landscape archaeologist with expertise in archaeological prospection, geospatial analysis and remote sensing data processing.In the spring of 2016 I received my Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. My dissertation, titled “in Visible Landscapes: Development of Novel Integrated Techniques for Remnant Land Use Detection and Characterisation”, focused on the development of new tools and analyses for semi-automated archaeological feature classification, image based-modelling, and identification and interpretation of archaeological information in historic and modern remote sensing data. My research interests are currently focused on understanding connections between social and environmental change in later pre- and early historic landscapes in the western Mediterranean, and along the Nile river in modern-day Sudan. 

Research Interests

  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Aerial Archaeology
  • GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • Remote Sensing & Geophysical Prospection
  • Image-based Modelling

Geographic Focus

  • Mediterranean Basin
  • North Africa

Recent Collaborations

I have participated in a number of research projects in the American Southwest, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, Sweden, Sudan, and Tunisia. 

TerraSAgE: Terraces as Sustainable Agricultural Environments

Prospecting Boundaries - Archaeology Along the Mazaro

Bioarchaeology of Nubia Expedition