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Sessievoorzitter: Karen de Vries, ADC ArcheoProjecten

In deze sessie komen promovendi van verschillende universiteiten aan het woord. Ze zijn net begonnen en vertellen over hun onderzoeksdoelen of ze zijn bijna klaar en presenteren hun resultaten. Promovendi krijgen de kans om hun onderzoek aan het veld te presenteren. Voor het veld biedt deze sessie de mogelijkheid om te horen wat de nieuwste onderzoeksrichtingen zijn.

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Finding Suitable Grounds in submerged areas of the IJsselmeer through multi-proxy approach

Ana Smuk, University of Groningen & Elena Familetto, Utrecht University

The project “Finding suitable grounds” studies the setting and speed of adoption of crop cultivation in the lowlands of the Netherlands during the period of Mesolithic to Neolithic transition. Research highlights the wider surroundings of known Swifterbant settlements and the possibilities of the former landscape. Two PhD subprojects, conducted through multi-proxy approach, will present first part of FSG project results here, coming from the submerged areas of the IJsselmeer.

Ceramics and their creators. Cultural change in Germania Inferior (AD 50-300)

Roderick Geerts, Leiden University/ADC ArcheoProjecten

The incorporation of the area that is now the Netherlands into the Roman Empire instigated cultural contact that invariably lead to cultural change. These changes can be studied through the framework of the objectscapes, this shows changes in material culture through time and place. The changes in the ceramic record reflect these cultural changes. Change, however, doesn’t occur at the same pace everywhere, therefore 2 research areas were selected in order to grasp the changes taking place.

No Shit?! What bio-archaeological cesspit analysis brings to the table when studying early modern food consumption

Merit Hondelink, University of Groningen

We all eat. Different disciplines use different methods to unravel what was eaten by our ancestors. Historical and archaeological sources can inform culinary historians what was consumed, and sometimes even how it was prepared, by all different layers of society and improve our understanding of past food consumption patterns in general. This presentation will highlight some of the bioarchaeological databases available for research and illustrate how an integrated approach expands our knowledge of past food consumption, based on the case study of the Delft Orphanage (1650-1725).

A city’s breath: Unveiling Historical Respiratory Health in the Northern Low Countries (475-1850 CE)

Maia Casna, Leiden University

Respiratory diseases have had a constant presence throughout human history, and still greatly contribute to the global burden of disease today. Variations in the prevalence of these disorders over time and across different geographic regions are linked to risks posed by different environments and activities. Through the examination of over 1000 archaeological skeletons, this comprehensive study investigates prevalence rates within several Dutch populations, highlighting how socio-cultural shifts have influenced respiratory health over the span of more than a millennium.