Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof RMA

Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof is currently a PhD researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Leiden, the Netherlands. She was awarded a NWO research grant for her PhD project entitled Constructing powerful identities. The conception and meaning of ‘rich’ Hallstatt burials in the Low Countries (800-500 BC).

She obtained her Research Master cum laude in 2012, and her RMA thesis was nominated both for the W.A. van Es Prize for Dutch Archaeology (2012) and the Leiden University thesis prize (2012). As a student, and later as a research assistant she was involved in the Ancestral Mounds project of Dr. David Fontijn. She also worked on the design and construction of the exhibition “Archaeology of the Netherlands” during a yearlong internship at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities.


Books by Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof

Transformation through Destruction

A monumental and extraordinary Early Iron Age Hallstatt C barrow from the ritual landscape of Oss-Zevenbergen

edited by David Fontijn, Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof & Richard Jansen | 2013

Some 2800 years ago, a man died in what is now the municipality of Oss, the Netherlands. His death must have been a significant event...


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-...


Connecting Elites and Regions

Perspectives on contacts, relations and differentiation during the Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe

Edited by Robert Schumann and Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof | Forthcoming

The Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe is marked by the emergence of monumental tumuli with lavish burials, some of...


Fragmenting the Chieftain

A practice-based study of Early Iron Age Hallstatt C elite burials in the Low Countries

Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof | Forthcoming

There is a cluster of Early Iron Age (800–500 BC) elite burials in the Low Countries in which bronze vessels, weaponry, horse-gear and wagons were...


Fragmenting the Chieftain – Catalogue

Late Bronze and Early Iron Age elite burials in the Low Countries

Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof | Forthcoming

There is a cluster of Early Iron Age (800–500 BC) elite burials in the Low Countries in which bronze vessels, weaponry, horse-gear and wagons were...








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