Petra Schneidhofer


ORDCID number: 0000-0002-1740-4891

Petra Schneidhofer is a researcher and scientific consultant at the department for cultural heritage management of Vestfold and Telemark County Council (Norway). Trained as a geoarchaeologist at the University of Reading, she specialises in the use of geophysical prospection in archaeology. Her doctoral research at the University of Vienna explored the potential of palaeoenvironmental information for large scale, high resolution archaeological geophysical prospection data. Her current research focuses on the influence of environmental factors on ground penetrating radar and magnetometry, as well as the implementation of non-invasive methods in cultural heritage management. On-going projects and project contributions include “Environmental factors in minimal-invasive Cultural Heritage Management. The Vestfold Monitoring Project” and the EU Horizon 2020 project “HYPERION”.


Tonning, C., Schneidhofer, P., Nau, E., Gansum, T., Lia, V., Gustavsen L., Filzwieser, R., Wallner, M., Kristiansen, M., Neubauer, W., Paasche, K., Trinks, I. 2020. The discovery of three hall buildings from the Late Nordic Iron and Viking Age at the royal burial site of Borre in Norway, Antiquity 94(373):1-19

Trinks, I., Hinterleitner A., Neubauer W., Nau, E., Löcker, K., Wallner, M., Gabler, M., Filzwieser, R., Wilding, J., Schiel, H., Jansa, V., Schneidhofer, P., Trausmuth, T., Sandici, V., Ruβ, D., Flöry, S., Kainz, J., Kucera, M., Vonkilch, A., Tencer, T., Gustavsen, L., Kristiansen, M. Tonning, C., Zitz, T., Paasche, K., Gansum, T., Seren, S. 2018. Large-area high-resolution ground-penetrating radar measurements for archaeological prospection, Archaeological Prospection 25(3): 171-195. doi: 10.1002/arp.1599

Schneidhofer, P., E. Nau, J. Leigh McGraw, C. Tonning, E. Draganits, L. Gustavsen, I. Trinks, R. Filzwieser, L. Aldrian, J. Bill, T. Gansum, W. Neubauer, K. Paasche. 2017. Geoarchaeological Evaluation of Ground Penetrating Radar and Magnetometry Surveys at the Iron Age Burial Mound Rom in Norway, Archaeological Prospection 24(4): 425-443. doi: 10.1002/arp.1579.

Filzwieser, R., L. Helles Olesen, G. Verhoeven, E. Schlosser Mauritsen W. Neubauer, I. Trinks, M. Novak, R. Novak, P. Schneidhofer, E. Nau, M. Gabler. 2017. Integration of complementary archaeological prospection data from a Late Iron Age settlement at Vesterager – Denmark , Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 25(2): 313-333, doi: 10.1007/s10816-017-9338-y. 

Schneidhofer, P., E. Nau, A. Hinterleitner, A. Lugmayr, J. Bill, T. Gansum, K. Paasche, S. Seren, W. Neubauer, E. Draganits, I. Trinks. 2016. Palaeoenvironmental analysis of large-scale, high-resolution GPR and magnetometry data sets: the Viking Age site of Gokstad in Norway, Archaeological and Anthropological Science 9(6): 1187-1213, doi: 10.1007/s12520-015-0312-x