Friday, March 15, 2013, CAAS (Center for Art and Archaeological Sciences) will be organizing the symposium "Science for Arts". CAAS is a partnership between Leiden University and TU Delft and is aimed at performing and stimulating research regarding arts and archaeology, focusing on an effective collaboration between the disciplines involved. The symposium will be held at Leiden University and admission is free. "Science for Arts" is intended to introduce students to the wide range of possibilities that the sciences provide for archaeological and art historical research .
Within the program of the Honours Class 2013 "Craft and identity in past and present " Dr. Anders Högberg, Associate Professor in Archaeology at Linneaus University in Kalmar, will lecture on "Tracing behavioural modernity through lithic technology". The lecture is open to everyone. Date: February 14, 2013. Venue: Eyckhof 3/room 005. Time: 15:00.
The Laboratory of Material Culture Studies welcomes two new researchers in October 2013. Dr. Christina Tsoraki and Dr. Benjamin Tun-Yee Chan , both from the Department of Archaeology of the University of Sheffield, received a Marie Curie research fellowship and will perform their research for 24 months under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Annelou of Gijn.
From 20-31 August, Leiden Archaeology students will be working on a reconstruction of a Late Stone Age house (2nd half of the Vlaardingen culture, ca. 2,900-2,500 BC). The project will be supervised by prof. dr. Annelou van Gijn and architects Diederik Pomstra and Hans de Haas, in collaboration with Staatsbosbeheer (State Forest Management). The project is funded by the Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has awarded dr. Geeske Langejans a Veni grant for the research project " What's in a plant? Tracking early human behaviour through plant processing and exploitation". The research will start in March 2012. Until then Dr. Geeske Langejans is postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Hunter-gatherer toolkits and tasks: detecting microwear traces and residues on Northwestern European Mesolithic artefacts
The aim of this project is to research wetland activity patterns in Mesolithic Northwest Europe through investigating traditions of tool technology, function and ideology.
On the 30st of March 2010 Dr. Annelou van Gijn will hold her inaugural lecture for her appointment as Professor at the University of Groningen.
Flint in Focus - Lithic Biographies in the Neolithic and Bronze Age, Prof. Annelou van Gijn (2010)