Drs. Jasper de Bruin

  • Lecturer Archaeological Practices and Provincial Roman Archaeology
  • Provincial Roman Archaeology, Field Archaeology

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2424
E-Mail: j.de.bruin@arch.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, World Archaeology, Roman Prov., Middle Ages & Modern Period
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B1.24
Personal Homepage: www.archaeology.leiden.edu/​organisation/​bruin.jsp

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Jasper de Bruin (Rotterdam, 1976) studied Archaeology of the Roman period at the University of Amsterdam. In 2003 he completed his MA-thesis on a Roman period settlement cluster in Poortugaal (South Holland). After working at the Municipal Archaeological Service of Delft where he did desk-based assessments and prepared, undertook and reported many borehole surveys, trial trenches and excavations, he joined Leiden University in 2006 as a lecturer in Archaeological Practices and Provincial Roman Archaeology. Since 2006, he organized the Leiden Archaeological Fieldschool in Delft, Naaldwijk and Oegstgeest. The other focus of his work is teaching about the Roman period in Northwestern Europe. In 2010 he was on the short-list for the nomination for best teacher of Leiden University.

Jasper’s main research interest focuses on the archaeology of the western part of the Netherlands, in particular the Roman period and the Early Middle Ages. In these periods, roughly between 0 and 750 AD, the southwestern part of the Netherlands was part of a large network of exchange by means of water transport. Goods and ideas came (mainly) by boat and influenced the local groups. Two key sites are studied to get a grip on this network of exchange: Goedereede and Oegstgeest.

In 2010, Jasper received a grant from NWO (the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) to unlock the data of an important Roman harbour settlement in Goedereede (the Netherlands), which was published in 2012. From 2009 onwards, Jasper is head of the large scale excavations in Oegstgeest, where an important Early Medieval settlement is excavated. The end of the excavations in 2014 will be the start of the post-excavation analysis, which will result in a scientific publication edited by Jasper. A preliminary synthesis of the Roman period exchange mechanisms in the western part of the Netherlands was published in the Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia.

Meanwhile, Jasper is preparing his PHD thesis about the interaction between military, urban and rural communities in the area between Rhine and Meuse in Roman period South Holland.  

Last Modified: 01-02-2016