Prof. dr. Wil Roebroeks

Wil Roebroeks is an expert in the field of the archaeology of early hominins, with a focus on Neanderthal studies. He has published widely on various aspects of the behaviour of extinct hominins, including their subsistence strategies, lithic technology and the environmental settings of their presence and absence in Eurasia. Roebroeks has conducted fieldwork in the Netherlands, in England , France, northeastern Russia and Germany . He is the Vice-President of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (ESHE).

Books by Wil Roebroeks

Hunters of the Golden Age

The mid upper palaeolithic of Eurosia 30,000-20,000 BP

Edited by Wil Roebroeks, Margherita Mussi, JIRI Svodoba & Kelly Fennema | 1999

The period 30,000 to 20,000 BP can be aptly called the `Golden Age’ of hunter gatherers for a variety of reasons, spelled out in great detail by the 37 contributors to this impressive volume. In…

The Earliest Occupation of Europe

Proceedings of the European Science Foundation Workshop at Tautavel (France), 1993

Edited by Wil Roebroeks & Thijs van Kolfschoten | 1995

This collection of papers arises from a meeting of distinguished scholars at Tautavel in 1993, sponsored by the European Science Fund. The aim of the meeting was to discuss and review the evidence for the…

From Find Scatters to Early Hominid Behaviour

A Study of Middle Palaeolithic Riverside Settlements at Maastricht-Belvédère (The Netherlands)

Wil Roebroeks | 1988

The Belvédère loess and gravel pit, situated northwest of the town of Maastricht, The Netherlands, has been the object of an intensive archaeological-geological investigation between 1980 and 1990. The aim of the research was to…


Stratigraphy, Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology of the Middle and Late Pleistocene Deposits

Edited by Thijs van Kolfschoten & Wil Roebroeks | 1985

The Holocene geology of the Western Netherlands coastal plain has been studied for many decades. As well as its beach barrier-, dune- and lagoonal/estuarine/tidal flat deposits, research has included its fluvial and organic deposits. Traditionally,…

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