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200 years Archaeology

200 years ago, in 1818, Caspar Reuvens was appointed Professor in Archaeology at Leiden University. This was effectively the start of the academic study of archaeology in the Netherlands. To celebrate this occasion, the faculty organises events related to the future of archaeology throughout the year.

Archaeology's future

Archaeology has always been at the forefront of technological innovation. So instead of only looking back, in this jubilee year we also focus on the future of archaeology.

Check out our celebratory website with news and events on the latest innovations. From the use of isotope studies and ancient DNA, to 3D technologies bringing ancient sites to life.