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Congratulations to David Fontijn, who has been recognized by the University with the title of full Professor of the Archaeology of Early Europe.
Nathalie Brusgaard has won second prize (€ 2.000) in the Leiden University Thesis Prizes 2015 with her thesis 'The Social Significance of Cattle in Bronze Age North-Western Europe'
Project investigates the landscape organization of Corded Ware groups in north-western Europe during the 3rd Millennium BC
Arjan Louwen (MA) will start a PhD research project on the social and ideological aspects of Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age cremation graves in continental Northwest Europe (1100-500 BC)
The Early Iron Age cemeteries of Oss-Paalgraven and –Vorstengraf ‘transformed’ into archeological monuments
Scientific research, heritage management and public outreach intertwined.
From 12 – 16 May, prof. Fokkens and five RMA students (Kiki de Bondt, Jordy Aal, Mette Langbroek, Gwendolynn de Groote and Bastiaan Steffens) visited Cambridge for a two-day workshop.
Fieldwork opportunities 2014, European Prehistory.
A Rubicon Grant is awarded to dr Quentin Bourgeois for his reserach project " Walking along Ancestral Lines. Prehistoric barrow alignments from the 3rd Millennium BC in North-Western and Central Europe ". For his research Quentin will be part of the research group of of Prof. Dr. Helle Vandkilde and Mads Holst at the University of Aarhus in Denmark for one year, starting in the summer of 2013.
In the new TV show "De Wereld leert door" (The world learns) every evening at 22:30 (NED3) a scientist is interviewed about his or her research. On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Dr. Fontijn was a guest in the program and spoke with Matthijs van Nieuwkerk about his research on ritual ceremonies in the Bronze Age.
The Faculty of Archaeology has appointed Dr Marie Louise Sørensen as Professor in Bronze Age Studies in the European Prehistory research group from 1st September 2012. Prof. Sørensen is a Reader in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge (Fellow of Jesus College).
Archaeologists from Leiden University and the municipality of Apeldoorn have excavated two prehistoric burial mounds dating from 300 years BC at the 'Echoput' royal estate. The findings were presented to Her Majesty Queen Beatrix on Friday 2 November.
Newly published: ‘Background to Beakers’; inquiries into regional cultural backgrounds of the Bell Beaker Complex. Harry Fokkens / Franco Nicolis (eds.).
In August 2010 the Faculty of Archaeology conducted an excavation in the Maashorst-area, situated in the northeastern part of Brabant. Besides the expected urns with cremation remains, an inhumation from the same period was also uncovered. The grave contained an extraordinarily rich set of grave goods. It turned out to be a so-called "princely grave", dating to the Early Iron Age.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has awarded dr. Roy van Beek a Veni grant for the research project Deconstructing stability. 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 Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research has honored the application of Prof. Harry Fokkens for the research project entitled "Farmers of the coast, coastal farming communities on the southern North Sea coast, 2000-800 BC ". The proposed project focuses on the extensively excavated but poorly published archaeological sites of West-Frisia as case studies of coastal farming communities. The research will deliver a coherent image of coastal populations of the Bronze Age in West-Frisia.
ASLU 20 - Bart Vanmontfort, Leendert Louwe Kooijmans, Luc Amkreutz, Leo Verhart (2010)
Maikel Kuijpers has been awarded a PhD position at Cambridge University. His research proposal on the identity of the bronze smith is deemed qualified by a board of Bronze Age experts. He will be participating in the ‘Forging Identities’ project.
The research traditionally had two foci. The first dealt with the Neolithization process in northwest Europe, the second with the emergence and transformation of the cultural landscapes of Bronze and Iron Age farming communities.