Dr. Hans Kamermans

Hans Kamermans is associate professor at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University. He studied ecological prehistory and physical geography in Amsterdam and wrote his PhD thesis on the use of land evaluation in archaeology. In Leiden he teaches archaeological methods and techniques and various courses in computer applications in archaeology.

His research is in the field of computer applications in archaeology (predictive modelling, GIS, the use of computers in the field, sampling techniques). In the 1980th, he co-directed the Agro Pontino survey in Italy and later he was involved in fieldwork in Geleen (the Netherlands), Boxgrove, Happisburgh and Barnham (England), the Vézère valley (France), Neumark (Germany) and Ostia (Italy).

He is a advisory editor of the journal Internet Archaeology, member of the editorial board of STAR (Science and Technology of Archaeological Research) and editor of three series of the Faculty of Archaeology. He is a member of the steering committee of CAA (Computer Applications and quantitative methods in Archaeology), for a very long time Chair of CAA the Netherlands and vice-president of commission IV from the UISPP.

He was coordinator of ArcheoNet, a thematic network in archaeology established in 1996 and involved in various European Erasmus exchange projects. He was a member of Ancient Charm, an EU-funded ADVENTURE research project, an action line of NEST (New and Emerging Science and Technology), an activity in the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). Recently he was a member of Archaeolandscapes (ArcLand, Culture 2007-2013 framework CU7-MULT7, Strand 1.1 Multi-Annual Cooperation Projects) and CEEDS, the Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems project to develop novel, integrated technologies to support human experience, analysis and understanding of very large datasets (FP7-ICT-2009-5). Currently he is involved in ARIADNE an European project that brings together and integrates existing archaeological research data infrastructures so that researchers can use the various distributed datasets and new and powerful technologies as an integral component of the archaeological research methodology.

In 1987, he was co-applicant for an NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) project to establish the expert center ARCHIS. From 2002 until 2007 he directed the NWO project “Strategic research into and development of best practice for, predictive modelling on behalf of Dutch Cultural Resource Management”. He was main applicant of the successful NWO project “Edna II – Taking the electronic archive for Dutch Archaeology to the next level”.

Books by Hans Kamermans


Edited by Hans Kamermans & Corrie Bakels | 2017

This is second volume called Exerpta Archaeologica Leidensia and again it is a collection of papers written by staff members of the Faculty of Archaeology. It gives a good overview in time and space of…

Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 45

Edited by Corrie Bakels & Hans Kamermans | 2015

This volume is a collection of papers written by staff members of the Faculty of Archaeology and presents a good overview in time and space of the kind of research the Institute in Leiden is…

The End Of Our Fifth Decade

Edited by Corrie Bakels & Hans Kamermans | 2012

In 2012 it was 50 years ago that the initial independent core of the Faculty of Archaeology was founded. On the occasion of this 50th anniversary the Board of the Faculty of Archaeology has asked…

Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 41

Edited by Corrie Bakels & Hans Kamermans | 2009

This volume contains five articles on recent research from the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University. Two of them have as topic the Palaeolithic, three Palaeobotany. Watching the river flow: a small-scale survey of the…

Interfacing the past

Computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology CAA95

Edited by Hans Kamermans & Kelly Fennema | 1996

Sixty two papers presented at the CAA conference at Leiden in 1995, grouped into six main sections: Data management; Archaeometry; Statistics and Classification; Geographic Information Systems; Visualisation; Education and Publication. Papers document projects and research…

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