Dr. Roy van Beek
- Postdoctoral researcher (Veni)
- landscape archaeology
- late prehistory
- interdisciplinary research
- pleistocene landscapes
- eastern Netherlands
Dr. Roy van Beek (1977) studied prehistoric archaeology at Leiden University. He worked for two years at the archaeological firm Archol. From 2004-2009, Roy conducted PhD research at the University of Wageningen. This research took place within a larger interdisciplinary project initiated together with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) in Amersfoort. Roy’s PhD research focussed on the long-term landscape and habitation history from prehistory until medieval period in the eastern part of the Netherlands.
Roy is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. He was awarded a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), for the project Deconstructing stability. Modelling changing environmental conditions and man-land relations in the Pleistocene landscape of Twente (2850 - 12 BC). This project amongst others aims to reconstruct the late prehistoric landscape and habitation development of the Twente region (eastern Netherlands) by using computer simulations, in cooperation with researchers of Wageningen University. The research methods that will be developed might also be relevant for modelling landscape formation processes in other regions and periods.