Yvonne van Amerongen MSc

  • PhD Candidate

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6059
E-Mail: y.f.van.amerongen@arch.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, World Archaeology, European Prehistory
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A107


Yvonne van Amerongen (MSc) studied Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Leiden. After graduating, she volunteered for the summer and was eventually hired to help with archaeological excavations in her hometown, which led to a renewed - but always present - fascination for archaeology. She is now finishing her Master degree in Archaeology with the specialisations Prehistory of NW Europe and Palaeobotany. Her Master thesis was about the analysis of charred botanical remains from the Linear Bandkeramik culture in Limburg, The Netherlands.


Currently Yvonne is a PhD student within the research project “Farmers of the coast”, focused on Bronze Age West-Frisia. In her research she will look at farming as an agricultural production unit. All aspects related to farming, such as crop and animal husbandry, availability and suitability of the land, secondary activities, time management etc. will be looked into in order to reconstruct what farming in the Bronze Age could have entailed. A strong connection to the other sub-projects in this research project (landscape, settlements/cultural landscape, and exchange/identity) is evident and will help to formulate new ideas where the old models for this area fail to answer the problems faced.

Last Modified: 31-01-2013