Interdisciplinarity between Humanities and Science: A Festschrift in honour of Prof. Dr. Henk Kars [Paperback]

Sjoerd Kluiving (Editor); Lisette Kootker (Editor); Rita Hermans (Editor)

ISBN: 9789088904035 | Published by: Sidestone Press | Series: CLUES | Volume: 2 | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 184p, H256 x W182 (mm) 34fc/13bw

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Interdisciplinarity between Humanities and Science


Henk Kars was appointed as first Chair of Archaeometry in The Netherlands in 1994. From 2002 he was full time professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, interim Director of CLUE, and founder and Managing Director of the Institute for Geo- and Bioarchaeology. This festschrift volume incorporates original publications in the field straddling the Sciences and Humanities produced by various former PhD-students, post-docs and colleagues.

Landscape archaeology is described in the first cultural landscapes of Europe as a mysterious outcome, while the historical record of surface water flow of the central Netherlands is reviewed. The south-western Netherlands are historically analysed since military inundations during the Eighty Year’s War. The palaeolandscapes of the eastern Netherlands are reconstructed to locate the origins of the river Linge. The long time scale is considered in a 220.000 year overview of landscape development and habitation history in Flevoland.

Bioarchaeology is represented in a review of the current state of isotope research in The Netherlands and a correlation between bio- and geochemistry meets an analysis of organic residues in copper corrosion products. Archaeometry reveals the colour of Dutch archaeological textures. The relevance of a quartzite Neolithic axe found near to Huizen, The Netherlands is described.

CLUES is an international scientific series covering research in the field of culture, history and heritage which have been written by, or were performed under the supervision of members of the research institute CLUE+.

Table of Contents

Interdisciplinary collaboration between the Humanities and Sciences. Fifteen years of Geo- and Bioarchaeology teaching and research at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
S.J. Kluiving, L.M. Kootker&R.A.E. Hermans
The first cultural landscapes of Europe: A true enigma
J.C.A Kolen& B. Oosterwijk
The Wet Heart of the Netherlands
Guus J. Borger& Sjoerd J. Kluiving
Bones, teeth and invisible tracers. The current state of human bioarchaeological isotope geochemistry research in The Netherlands
L.M. Kootker& G.R. Davies
On the ‘Quartzite Palaeolithic’ of the Naarder Eng (Huizen, the Netherlands). Relevance of a quartzite Neolithic axe find
M. Langbroek
Flooded, flattened and rebuilt archaeological sites. The case of strategic inundations during the Eighty Year’s War and how the archaeology developed after reclamation of the landscape
Adriaan de Kraker
Many shades of brown. The condition and colour of Dutch archaeological textiles from dryland sandy soils, bogs, and the sea
Ineke Joosten& Maarten R. van Bomme
Carbon and nitrogen isotopic variation in bone collagen within the human skeleton
Els Dauven, Caroline Montrieux, Lauren O’Boyle, Peter Ditchfield& A. Mark Pollard
Landscape and hominin habitation history of Flevoland (central Netherlands)
D.F.A.M. van den Biggelaar, S.J. Kluiving, R.T. van Bal& C. Kasse
Reconstructing palaeolandscapes in the eastern Rhine-Meuse delta (The Netherlands). Finding the starting point of the Linge channel?
J.G.M. Verhagen, F. van Hemmen, J.R. Mulder& S.J. Kluiving
Where bio- and geochemistry meet. Organic residues in copper corrosion products?
K. Merriman, P. Ditchfield, D. Goodburn-Brown& A.M. Pollard

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