Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Research project

Farmers of the Coast

Archaeological research of coastal farming communities on the southern North Sea coast, 2000-800 BC

Harry Fokkens

Farmers of the coast is a research project revolving around the thesis that Bronze Age coastal communities were thriving farming communities with their own cultural identity and with a central position in communication networks. 
There is hardly a region thinkable that is better suited for studying prehistoric communities on the North Sea coast than the Netherlands. Not only was its location central in a traffic geographical sense, but also can the Netherlands boast of having one of the best preserved Bronze Age landscapes in north-western Europe: the fossil landscapes of West Frisia. Therefore the project focuses on these extensively excavated but poorly published archaeological sites as case study of coastal farming communities. 

Related research

This website uses cookies.  More information.