Prof. dr. Annelou van Gijn
Annelou van Gijn is professor of Archaeological Material Culture and Artefact Studies at Leiden University and studied anthropology and archaeology at Washington State University Pullman (US) and the University of Groningen. She obtained her PhD at Leiden University. Her teaching and research focus on prehistoric technology, ancient crafts, experimentation and the reconstruction of the cultural biography of objects, topics on which she published widely.
She is a specialist in microwear and residue analysis, focusing on the interconnectivities of different materials and toolkits. She is leading an extensive experimental house building project at Horsterwold and the Vlaardingen-Broekpolder. Van Gijn has established and is directing the Leiden Laboratory for Artefacts Studies.
External link: Annelou van Gijn's Academia.edu profile
Books by Annelou van Gijn
Flint in Focus
Lithic Biographies in the Neolithic and Bronze Age
Annelou van Gijn | 2010
The biographies of flint objects reveal their various and changing roles in prehistoric life. Using raw material sourcing, technological analysis, experimental archaeology, microwear and residue...
Between Foraging and Farming
Edited by Harry Fokkens, Bryony J. Coles, Annelou van Gijn, Jos P. Kleijne, Hedwig H. Ponjee & Corijanne G. Slappendel | 2008
Between Foraging and Farming is liber amicorum for prof. Leendert Louwe Kooijmans, former dean of the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. Neolithisation has been Louwe Kooijmans’ research field since the nineteen-sixties and that is the reason why the topic of...
Ideology and Social Structure of Stone Age Communities in Europe
Also including: Wateringen 4 & Acquiring a taste
Edited by Annelou van Gijn, Corrie Bakels & Marek Zvelebil | 1997
This volume contains the edited volume “Ideology and Social Structure of Stone Age Communities in Europe” as well as two added papers “Wateringen 4: a...
The Wear and Tear of Flint
Principles of Functional Analysis applied to Dutch Neolithic Assemblages
Annelou van Gijn | 1989
The primary objective of this project was to assess the possibilities of microwear analysis for Dutch flint assemblages. Archaeological investigations included those pertaining to form...
Pots and practices
An experimental and microwear approach to Early Iron Age vessel biographies
Edited by Annelou van Gijn, Janine Fries-Knoblach & Philipp W. Stockhammer | Forthcoming
This third volume of the BEFIM series addresses the life history of vessels from the Early Celtic hillfort settlements of Heuneburg and Vix-Mont Lassois,...