Patrick Valentijn RMA

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, World Archaeology, European Prehistory
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number FLEX

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Patrick Valentijn (RMA) studied archaeology at Leiden University, specializing in North-West European prehistory. During his study he worked as a student-assistant within the research project "Ancestral Mounds", which studies the social and ideological significance of Late Neolithic and Middle Bronze Age barrows. In 2011 he finished his RMA cum laude with a thesis on cultural transmission and the genesis of urnfields in the southern Netherlands.

After graduating Patrick started as a PhD student within the research project "Farmers of the Coast", which focuses on Bronze Age West-Frisia. In his research he will look at the cultural identity of this region and its place in exchange and communication networks. The Bronze Age remains from the coastal areas around the North Sea contain several unique elements, suggestive of a distinct regional identity. Yet the people from these areas also participated in extensive inter-regional exchange networks. At the moment the coastal communities are not an integral part of studies of the Bronze Age. A discussion of the cultural identity and communication networks of West-Frisia should provide us with a better understanding of the position of coastal communities in Bronze Age north-western Europe.

Last Modified: 01-02-2016