Dr. Quentin Bourgeois

  • Researcher & lecturer Honours Program
  • North-western european prehistory

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2453
E-Mail: q.p.j.bourgeois@arch.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, World Archaeology, European Prehistory
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A1.04


Quentin Bourgeois, (dr.) is specialized in North-West European prehistory. He finished his MA in 2004 with his thesis on the long term history of prehistoric landscapes.

Quentin performed his PhD study within the research project Ancestral Mounds.In his research he dealt with groups of barrows and their position within the landscape. Through extensive GIS-analyses he  attempted to shed some light on the choice of location for the placement of the burial monument. Why were they placed there, what could be seen from that location, and how did this develop through time? These findings were compared to data on the vegetation surrounding these barrows and the practices surrounding the burial itself. His research sheds more light on the choices behind the positioning of these burial monuments.

PhD thesis

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Monuments on the Horizon
The formation of the barrow landscape throughout the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC Quentin Bourgeois

Year: 2013

Imprint: Sidestone Press Dissertations

ISBN: 978-90-8890-104-1

Number of pages: 252

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Last Modified: 01-02-2016