Erich Draganits studied Geology and Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Vienna. Within the Earth Sciences he is specialized in clastic sedimentology, deformation of sediments, landscape evolution and Earth surface processes. In 2000 he received a PhD from the University of Vienna with the thesis “The Muth Formation in the Pin Valley (Spiti, N-India): Depositional Environment and Ichnofauna of a Lower Devonian Barrier Island System”. His working experience includes 6 years in the Institute of Engineering Geology at the Vienna University of Technology and more than 8 years in the Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology at the University of Vienna, where he received the venia docendi for his postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) “Deformationsstrukturen in unverfestigten, klastischen Sedimenten”.
At present he is working in the Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology. Based on his expertise and interest in interdisciplinary research he carries out geoarchaeological studies at numerous archaeological excavations including diverse sites, periods and countries like Austria, Italy, Greece, India, Sudan and Turkey.
Erich has joined AcrossBorders from January-March 2014, having conducted a first geoarchaeological survey on Sai Island in January. He will continue to cooperate with the project on terms of collaboration.