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Onderzoekers in het project


Dr. David Fontijn

Prof. dr. Annelou van Gijn

Prof. (em.) dr. Corrie Bakels


Drs. Quentin Bourgeois

Karsten Wentink Mphil

Drs. Marieke Doorenbosch

Overige onderzoekers

Arjan Louwen MA

Drs. Cristian van der Linde

Drs. Masja Parlevliet

Prof. dr Harry Fokkens

Drs. Luc Amkreutz

Drs. Richard Jansen

Drs. Maarten Wispelwey

Marieke Doorenbosch

Marieke Doorenbosch

From August 1, 2008, Marieke Doorenbosch will be a PhD student within the research project “Ancestral Mounds.” Her research concentrates on the environmental study of barrows.

In what sort of environment were barrow groups situated? It is known that many were built on clearings in the land (Casparie/Groenman-Van Waateringe 1980), but were these on pristine land, separated from the world of the living, or were they part of it? A new study shows that some barrows were placed on old cultivated grounds (De Kort 2002), suggesting a preference for ancestral grounds. This can be investigated by making pollen diagrams from the soils buried beneath well-dated barrows. Comparison between these diagrams and pollen diagrams from comparable soils of known age will give insight in the time-depth they represent. Vegetation reconstructions can be improved by calibrating them with modern pollen rain in nature reserves with comparable vegetation. The results will lead to new insights in barrow landscapes and constitute a methodological innovation.


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