I am a non traditional student reentering academia after a 30 yr Hiatus. I was a volunteer with the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology for several years in my earlier years. I have now decided to return to gain a degree in Anthropology and Geology.
I am to complete my MA in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. My Master thesis is related to the pyro-technology and the effects of fire in the manipulation of the deceased in the Bronze Age Aegean through experimental approaches.
I am currently doing my PhD research on flint artefacts from the transitional period of Mesolithic to Neolithic in Belgium by use-wear analysis. For this research, I perform a lot of experiments using flint tools for 'Mesolithic activities', like plant or hide processing.
Since 1989 I have dealt with environmental education, organizing workshops and guided tours and naturalistic especially in the territory of the Alta Murgia National Park and in the major natural areas of Puglia, collaborating with schools, facilities for professional training, cultural circles ,
I started working in the experimental field while still in university. Mostly I do reconstructions of iron objects and medieval shoes. These days I run the museums forge of the archaeological open-air museum "Bajuwarenhof Kirchheim", where I also present other crafts to the public.
I am a PhD student at the University of Bradford researching fuel use in the past. My work developed a method of identification for archaeological fuel using comparative analyses to modern analogues. My research is focused on the Orkney Islands, Scotland.
Jaap Hogendoorn, Springlevend Verleden (Alive and kicking past)
Organiser, producer, storyteller, craftsman, builder, fighter.
My historical interpretation activities give people space and time to step outside their everyday lives and experience serious learning in a fun and informal atmosphere. I work professionally with Museums, Schools and with volunteer re-enactment groups.
I am a PhD student at University Paul Valéry - Montpellier III (France). My current research focus on spatial organization of western Mediterranean (South France and Italy) Late Neolithic / Early Bronze Age settlements from a geoarchaeological point of view (in particular soil micromorphology).
Since 1980 I have taught the conservation of objects (stone, glass, metal, fibers, leather, ceramics etc.) at the Department of Art Conservation at Buffalo State College (State University of New York). I have been a craftsman essentially all my life.