Technical support of the ARC
Archaeologist, Topographer & RPAS Pilot
Nicolas Kress (aka Léo) has an MA in archaeology (UCLouvain, Belgium). His dissertation focused on the integration of different field techniques (excavation, survey, GPR, GPS, aerial photography,…) within a Geographical Information Systems (GIS). He then specialized in land-surveying at IEPSCF-Namur (Belgium).
He started as student in 2007 at Sissi and is still in the project today. He worked 8 year as a professional topographer for 3 international companies in Luxemburg and Belgium. As Jan’s right hand, he is taking care of logistics in the ARC programme 'TALOS' (previsously in the ARC programme ‘A World in Crisis?’), as well as of AEGIS publications and of multiple websites.
Nicolas has participated in excavations at Sissi (2007-today), at Palaikastro (2014), Pyla (2014-today), Al-Ghat in Saudi Arabia (2012&2014). On the field, he is at once archaeologist, topographer, and responsible for the aerial pictures with the drone.