Dr. David Fontijn

  • Associate Professor in late prehistory

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2426
E-Mail: d.r.fontijn@arch.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, Europese Prehistorie
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A220
Personal Homepage: www.archaeology.leiden.edu/​organisation/​fontijn.jsp

Dr David Fontijn is associate professor in European Archaeology at the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Leiden, the Netherlands. His research focuses on the European Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, in particular on the exchange and deposition of metalwork, and on the archaeology of so-called “ritual” landscapes. He graduated and wrote his PhD. thesis at Leiden University, both marked cum laude, and both awarded with the W.A. van Es Prize for Dutch Archaeology (1996 and 2003). His book “Sacrificial landscapes” was also awarded with the Praemium Erasmianum Study Prize (2003). Recent books are “Living near the dead” (2010) and “Iron Age Echoes” (2011; edited with Q. Bourgeois and A. Louwen). Fontijn was senior research fellow in the excellence cluster “TOPOI” in Berlin, where he worked at the Eurasia Department of the German Archaeological Institute DAI (2009-2010). He was co-applicant of, and worked as a post-doc in the NWO-funded project “The Bronze Age in the Dutch River Area” (2003-2006). He is currently leading an NWO-funded multidisciplinary project entitled “Ancestral Mounds”, dealing with the archaeology of prehistoric burial mounds (2008-), including new fieldwork projects (). The project received the SIKB Prize for best archaeological research team in 2009. Fontijn is currently curriculum coordinator of the Leiden Graduate School of Archaeology. He had a short-list nomination for best teacher of Leiden University in 2005 and won this LSr Teaching award in 2008. 

Last Modified: 08-10-2013