Dr Paul Kucera
BA (Hons), PhD, Archaeology, Monash University
Paul has extensive experience in the application of GIS in archaeology and in mapping. He specialises in GNSS data collection and management as well as field survey and excavation. Some additional areas of his interest include the application of remote sensing (satellite and aerial imagery, ASTER-GDEM and SRTM), digital terrains (DEM) and digital 3D modelling in archaeological survey, site recording and mapping. Paul’s skills cover many areas of recording and interpreting Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous archaeological sites, including devising methodologies, planning survey and excavation strategies and developing spatial distribution analyses.
During his time as a student in the Centre for Archaeology and Ancient History at Monash University and since completing his postgraduate degree, Paul has worked as an archaeologist in Australia since 2007, overseas in Egypt since 2003, and in Italy. His work in Egypt is associated with the Qasr Dakhleh Project (affiliated with the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo), Monash University and the Dakhleh Oasis Project. Paul’s research focus is the Roman military presence in the Western Desert of Egypt. He has excavated at several sites in Dakhla Oasis which include Ismant al-Kharab, Mut al-Kharab, Dayr Abu Metta and al-Qasr, and has also published on his topic of research. At present he is the deputy Director and co-Investigator of the Qasr Dakhleh Project and is a collaborator in the al-Dayr Archaeological Mission, Kharga Oasis. Connected with his research expertise and fieldwork in Egypt, Paul has also acted as an advisor to the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, in the development of 3D visualisations and animations of Roman forts. Between 2003 and 2006, Paul taught undergraduate courses in the Centre for Archaeology and Ancient History at Monash University and from 2007 to 2009, was a research assistant in the Centre. In 2012, Paul fulfilled a teaching assistant and site supervisor role for the Centre’s archaeological field school in Prato, Italy.
Web Link – http://monash.academia.edu/PaulKucera