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 profile

Books by Annelou van Gijn

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 | 2020

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, from a detailed examination of the manufacturing process to the use…

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 studies the author tells the story of flint from the…

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…

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 settlement of the Middle Neolithic Hazendonk 3 Group in the…

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 and function (i.e. would it be possible to predict function…

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