Meet the team: PI

Prof. dr. David Fontijn

David FontijnDavid Fontijn is professor in the archaeology of Europe and applicant and PI of ‘Economies of Destruction’. He has published extensively on metalwork deposition in the European Bronze Age, and on ‘ritual landscapes’. He is author of the award-winning book ‘Sacrificial landscapes’ and co-author and co-editor of ‘Transformation through Destruction’ (edited with S. van der Vaart and R. Jansen).

Advertisements

Vondst van het jaar / Find of the year

Op donderdag 15 oktober is de Vondst van het Jaar 2015 gepresenteerd door prof. dr. David Fontijn en dr. Sebastiaan Knippenberg bij de Faculteit der Archeologie aan de Universiteit Leiden. De vondst is afkomstig uit West-Friesland en dateert uit de Bronstijd. David Fontijn is geïnterviewd en de onthulling van de vondst is gefilmd door regionale en nationale televisieploegen. Bekijk hier foto’s van achter de schermen en van de onthulling van de vondst! Meer foto’s zijn te vinden op Instagram.
Hier kun je de televisie-uitzending van RTVNH bekijken en hier het artikel van de NOS.

Vondst van het jaar (3) Vondst van het jaar (5)

On Thursday the 15th of October, the Find of the Year 2015 was presented by prof. dr. David Fontijn and dr. Sebastiaan Knippenberg at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. The hoard find comes from West-Frisia and dates to the Bronze Age. David Fontijn was interviewed and the presentation of the find was filmed by local and national television crews. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos and photos of the presentation of the find.

More photos can be found on Instagram!
Watch the news item on regional television here and read the article in the national news here.

Text and pictures by Marieke Visser/Sabrina Autenrieth

Vondst van het jaar / Find of the year

Wat zou er in het koffertje zitten? Op donderdagmiddag 15 oktober zal de Vondst van het Jaar onthuld worden bij de Faculteit der Archeologie aan de Universiteit Leiden! Houd de website in de gaten voor meer informatie.

12079782_903731949703368_3926219311262350104_o

Who knows what’s inside the suitcase? On Thursday the 15th of October, the Find of the Year will be revealed at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University! Stay tuned for more information.

Nationale Archeologiedagen / National Archaeology Days

Vrijdag 16, zaterdag 17 en zondag 18 oktober vinden de Nationale Archeologiedagen plaats! Op 60 locaties in Nederland kun je het verleden ontdekken. Bij de Faculteit der Archeologie aan de Universiteit Leiden kun je tijdens de vraag-maar-raak-dagen op zaterdag en zondag je prangende vragen over archeologie stellen aan een archeoloog of je vondsten laten dateren en analyseren. Bekijk het programma voor meer informatie: http://archaeology.leiden.edu/agenda/nationale-archeologiedagen.html

nationale_archeologiedagen_893848107

On Friday the 16th, Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of October, the National Archaeology Days will take place at 60 locations in the Netherlands. At the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, you can meet archaeologists to ask your archaeological questions or learn more about your finds. Check Leiden University’s website for more information (in Dutch):
http://archaeology.leiden.edu/agenda/nationale-archeologiedagen.html

Text by Marieke Visser

Meet the team: PhDs

Sabrina N. Autenrieth (M.A.)

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Sabrina studied Pre- and Protohistory at Kiel University (Germany) specializing in Neolithic house structures, megaliths and material culture.

The aim of Sabrina’s research within this project is to identify a potential correspondence between the rise and fall of watery depositions and dry-land depositions, the inner structure of depositions, as well as to reveal whether objects deposited in dry lands represent a practice steered by ideas and motivations contrasting from those of river depositions.

Follow Sabrina’s research on Alchemy of the Past

Leah Powell (M.Phil)

Leah unearthed a passion for Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Bristol (UK) and later pursued this at the University of CambridgScreen Shot 2015-09-14 at 19.42.19e (UK) where she specialised in the material culture of the British Bronze Age.

During the Economies of Destruction project, Leah will be focusing on the region spanning from Southeast Britain to Northwest France and attempt to investigate the relationship between these two landscapes across the English Channel. Leah also hopes to examine more deeply the complex tradition of Early Bronze Age metalwork deposition in these areas, which includes hoards, burials, depictions and single finds.

Marieke Visser (M.A.)

Marieke studied Archaeology at Stockholm University (Sweden), specialising in the Prehistory of Northern Europe and Osteoarchaeology.

Within the Economies of Destruction project, she will study the rise of metalwork depositions in West Denmark (Jutland), North Germany and the Northern Netherlands. One of the aspects she will investigate is the differences between deposition practices in watery places and in burials in the region.