Wieke de Neef studied Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2015 she received a doctorate from the Groningen Institute of Archaeology which was funded by the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research. Furthermore, she participated in several excavation projects in Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Germany. Her main interests are landscape archaeology, pre- and protohistory, rural, marginal and mountain landscapes as well as archaeological methodology, prospection techniques, geophysics and remote sensing. During her fellowship at Topoi Wieke de Neef carried out her research in archaeological survey methodology by delving deeper into the methods of large-scale magnetometry surveys as a part of the Dzarylgac Survey Project in the Crimea (then Ukraine).