Arjan Louwen MA

Arjan Louwen (1986) is currently a researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Leiden, the Netherlands. He graduated in 2010 on urnfield – settlement relations of the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age in the Eastern Netherlands. As a student and later as a field archaeologist he was fortunate to join in several excavations of late prehistoric barrow(landscapes) for the Ancestral Mounds project of Dr. David Fontijn. After a few years of fieldwork in commercial archaeology throughout the Netherlands he returned to the University of Leiden. At present he focuses on the Late Prehistoric funerary landscapes of Northwestern Europe.


Books by Arjan Louwen

Beyond Barrows

Current research on the structuration and perception of the Prehistoric Landscape through Monuments

edited by David Fontijn, Arjan Louwen, Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof & Karsten Wentink | 2013

Europe is dotted with tens of thousands of prehistoric barrows. In spite of their ubiquity, little is known on the role they had in pre-...


Iron Age Echoes

Prehistoric land management and the creation of a funerary landscape - the “twin barrows” at the Echoput in Apeldoorn

Edited by David Fontijn, Quentin Bourgeois & Arjan Louwen | 2012

Groups of burial mounds may be among the most tangible and visible remains of Europe’s prehistoric past. Yet, not much is known on how “barrow...








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