This volume is a collection of papers written by staff members of the Faculty of Archaeology and presents a good overview in time and space of the kind of research the Institute in Leiden is doing. The time periods vary from the Palaeolithic to the present day, and geographically the studies are spread from South Africa to Europe.
The stable isotopes 13C and 15N in faunal bone of the Middle Pleistocene site Schöningen (Germany): statistical modeling
Juliette Funck, Thijs van Kolfschoten, Hans van der Plicht
‘Trapping the past’? Hunting for remote capture techniques and planned coastal exploitation during MIS 5 at Blombos Cave and Klasies River, South Africa
Gerrit L. Dusseldorp, Geeske H.J. Langejans
A Late Neolithic Single Grave Culture burial from Twello (central Netherlands): environmental setting, burial ritual and contextualisation
Lucas Meurkens, Roy van Beek, Marieke Doorenbosch, Harry Fokkens, Eckhart Heunks, Cynthianne Debono Spiteri, Sebastiaan Knippenberg, Els Meirsman, Erica van Hees, Annemieke Verbaas
The Agro Pontino region, refuge after the Early Bronze Age Avellino eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Italy?
Corrie Bakels, Jan Sevink, Wim Kuijper, Hans Kamermans
‘Set in Stone’? Technical, socio-economic and symbolic considerations in the construction of the Cyclopean-style walls of the Late Bronze Age Citadel at Tiryns, Greece
‘Set in stone’? Constructed symbolism viewed through an architectural nergetics’ lens at Bronze Age Tiryns, Greece
Ostia’s visual connection to Rome
L. Bouke van der Meer
One day on the streets of Camelon: discarded shoes from a Roman fort
Mareille Arkesteijn, Carol van Driel-Murray
Clearance for a medieval curtis, Black Death and buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench): vegetation history of the area around the confluence of the rivers Swalm and Meuse, the Netherlands, AD 800-1900
Corrie Bakels, Marijke Langeveld, Iris van Tulder
Malaise and mosquitos: osteoarchaeological evidence for malaria in the Medieval Netherlands
Shipwrecks in Dutch Waters with Botanical Cargo or Victuals
Martijn Manders, Wim Kuijper
‘A day in the Life’ – Cannerberg (the Netherlands), August 2nd 5045 calBC
Luc Amkreutz, Ivo van Wijk
Uncovering Roman fort Matilo in Leiden, 70-250 AD
Jasper de Bruin
A pearl necklace: the Lower German Limes World Heritage nomination
Willem Willems (†), Erik Graafstal, Tamar Leene
HERCULES: studying long-term changes in Europe’s landscapes
Jan Kolen, Carole Crumley, Gert Jan Burgers, Kim von Hackwitz, Peter Howard, Krista Karro, Maurice de Kleijn, Daniel Löwenborg, Niels van Manen, Hannes Palang, Tobias Plieninger, Anu Printsmann, Hans Renes, Henk Scholten, Paul Sinclair, Martti Veldi, Philip Verhagen
Exploring archaeology’s social values for present day society
Monique van den Dries, Krijn Boom, Sjoerd van der Linde
Hans Kamermans is associate professor at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University. He studied ecological prehistory and physical geography in Amsterdam and wrote his PhD thesis on the use of land evaluation in archaeology. In Leiden he teaches archaeological methods and techniques and various courses in computer applications in archaeology.
Prof. Dr. Corrie Bakels has held the chair in palaeoeconomy at Leiden University, the Netherlands, since 1988. Her specialisations are prehistoric and early historic agriculture, archaeobotany and vegetation history. She graduated in 1978 on an analysis of early farming societies in the Netherlands and Bavaria, Germany. Since then she has participated in many archaeological projects in Western Continental Europe. A synthesis of her work on the agrarian history of the Western European loess belt, 5300 BC – AD 1000 has appeared in 2009.