Prof. dr. Ann Brysbaert

Ann Brysbaert is Professor in Ancient Technologies, Materials and Crafts, and Principal Investigator of the SETinSTONE project (ERC-CoG, grant nbr 646667, 2015-2020) at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (NL). Previously, she held permanent and senior research positions at the Universities of Leicester, Glasgow, Heidelberg and Leiden. In 2014, she was Professeur Invitée at Bordeaux Montaigne University.

Her main publications to-date are: (2017) Artisans versus Nobility? Multiple identities of elites and ‘commoners’ viewed through the lens of crafting from the Chalcolithic to the Iron Ages in Europe and the Mediterranean. Leiden: Sidestone Press (with A. Gorgues); (2014) Material Crossovers: Knowledge Networks and the Movement of Technological Knowledge between Craft Traditions. London: Routledge (with K. Rebay-Salisbury and L. Foxhall); (2011) Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology: A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean. London: Routledge; (2008) Power of Technology in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. The Case of Painted Plaster London: Equinox.


Books by Ann Brysbaert

Artisans versus nobility?

Multiple identities of elites and ‘commoners’ viewed through the lens of crafting from the Chalcolithic to the Iron Ages in Europe and the Mediterranean

Edited by Ann Brysbaert and Alexis Gorgues | 2017

In prehistoric Europe hierarchic societies arose and developed technological systems and processes in the production of objects related to everyday use, on the one hand,...


Constructing monuments, perceiving monumentality and the economics of building

Theoretical and methodological approaches to the built environment

Edited by Ann Brysbaert, Victor Klinkenberg, Anna Gutiérrez-Garcia M., Irene Vikatou | Forthcoming

In many societies monuments are associated with dynamic socio-economic and political processes that these societies underwent and/or instrumentalised. Due to the often large human and...








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