Prof. dr. Annelou van Gijn
Annelou van Gijn was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1956 and has studied at Washington State University and the University of Groningen. She obtained her PhD at Leiden University in 1990, where she was appointed assistant professor in prehistory in 1986. In 2000 she became associate professor with the award of an ASPASIA grant. Her specialisation is the technological and functional study of prehistoric artefacts, mainly from the later prehistory of the Netherlands. Initially she concentrated on flint tools but in the context of recent large-scale excavations of wetland sites she extended her studies to objects made of a variety of raw materials in order to arrive at a better understanding of past technological systems as a whole.
Over the last few years she has also participated Caribbean Research Group projects in the Faculty of Archaeology. She is co-editor of the book The Prehistory of the Netherlands, in which she wrote several chapters and a leader of the team “Skills, processes and tools” of the ESF project EARTH. During 2006/2007 she was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Wassenaar.
In 2008, Annelou van Gijn was appointed Professor of Material Culture Studies by special appointment at the University of Groningen. In this position she intends to stimulate the study of the cultural biography of objects, in conjunction with regional and period specialists within the Groningen Institute of Archaeology.
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...