Dennis Braekmans is Assistant Professor in Archaeological Materials Analysis in the Department of Archaeological Sciences, Faculty of Archaeology.
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Dennis Braekmans is Assistant Professor in Archaeological Materials Analysis in the Department of Archaeological Sciences, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University.
His research interests focus on answering archaeological and historical questions related to the technology and provenance of ancient materials. Methodologically, approaches from archaeology, materials science, forensic sciences and geology are integrated to advance our knowledge on pre-industrial (pyro)technologies. A key activity is studying the relation between material properties and their composition.
Dennis is active in several research and field projects through various national and international collaborations researching various inorganic materials ranging from the Neolithic to the 19th century.
Dennis serves as course coordinator and lecturer on various courses focused on Materials Science, Material Culture and Technology across both Bachelor and Master programmes at the Faculty of Archaeology.
Dennis completed a PhD in Archaeology and was subsequently a post-doctoral researcher at the Geology department of KU Leuven (Belgium). Prior to joining Leiden University, Dennis held faculty positions at the Cranfield Forensic Institute of Cranfield University (UK), the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University (The Netherlands) and the Materials Science and Engineering department at TU Delft (The Netherlands).
- Norris D., Braekmans D. & Shortland A. (2022), Emulation and technological adaptation in late 18th-century cloisonne-style Chinese painted enamels, Archaeometry.
- Ma Q., Braekmans D.J.G., Shortland A. & Pollard A.M. (2021), The production and composition of Chinese lead-barium glass through experimental laboratory replication, J NON-CRYST SOLIDS 551: 120409.
- Casale S.C., Jean J.S., Capelli C., Braekmans D.J.G., Degryse P.A.I.H. & Hofman C.L. (2021), Transatlantic connections in colonial and post-colonial Haiti: archaeometric evidence for taches noires glazed tableware imported from Albissola, Italy to Fort Liberté, Haiti, International Journal of Historical Archaeology 25: 423–447.
- Norris D Braekmans D Domoney K Shortland A (2020), The composition and technology of polychrome enamels on Chinese ruby-backed plates identified through nondestructive micro-X-ray fluorescence, X-RAY SPECTROM 49: 502-510.
- Casale Simone (2020), Geochemical and petrographic assessment of clay outcrops and archaeological ceramics from the pre-hispanic site of Aguas Buenas (cal 400–1250 CE), Central Nicaragua [Networked practices of contact: Cultural identity at the Late prehistoric settlement of Aguas Buenas, Nicaragua, AD 500–1522] (translation: Casale S., Donner N., Braekmans D. & Geurds A.), Microchemical Journal 156.
- Casale S., Donner N., Braekmans D. & Geurds A. (2020), Pre-Hispanic and contemporary raw materials use in earthenware production in the Río Mayales subbasin, Chontales, central Nicaragua. In: Klinkenberg M.V., Oosten R.M.R. van & Driel-Murray C. van (Eds.) A Human Environment. Studies in honour of 20 years Analecta editorship by prof. dr. Corrie Bakels, Leiden. Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia Leiden: Sidestone Press. 107-120.
- Kroon E.J., Huisman D.J., Bourgeois Q.P.J., Braekmans D.J.G. & Fokkens H. (2019), The introduction of Corded Ware Culture at a local level: An exploratory study of cultural change during the Late Neolithic of the Dutch West Coast through ceramic technology, Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 26: 101873.
- Pince P Braekmans D Lycke S Vandenabeele P (2019), Ceramic Production in the Kur River Basin (Fars, Iran) During the Middle to Late Second Millennium bce: A Geochemical and Technological Characterization, Archaeometry 61: 556-573.
- Pince P Braekmans D Abdali N De Pauw E Amelirad S Vandenabeele P (2019), Development of ceramic production in the Kur River Basin (Fars, Iran) during the Neolithic. A compositional and technological approach using X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and thin section petrography, ARCHAEOL ANTHROP SCI 11: 1241-1258.
- Donner N.R., Casale S., Braekmans D. & Geurds A. (2019), Ceramic comales at the Barillas site (cal 1255–1390 CE), central Nicaragua: Defining a local technical tradition of griddle manufacture, Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 24: 829-842.
- Casale S., Capelli C., Braekmans D., Degryse P., Hofman C., Gavagnin S. & Jean J.S. (2019), La ceramica a Taches Noires albisolese e la sua distribuzione nel mercato coloniale. Un caso di studio archeometrico da Haiti. In: Ceramica 4.0: Nuove Esperienze e tecnologie per la comunicazione, catalogazione e musealizzazione della ceramica. Atti LI Convegno Internazionale della Ceramica Sesto Fiorentino (FI): All'Insegna del Giglio s.a.s.. 123-127.
- Gijn A.L. van, Jacobs L.F.H.C., Groat N., Koning, N. de, Braekmans D. & erbaas A. (2019), Studying vessel biographies from the Heuneburg; An experimental approach. In: Stockhammer P.W., Fries-Knoblach J. (Eds.) Was tranken die frühen Kelten;. no. 1 Leiden: Sidestone Press. 77-100.
- Braekmans D., Boschloos V., Hameeuw H. & Perre A. van der (2019), Tracing the provenance of unfired ancient Egyptian clay figurines from Saqqara through non-destructive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, MICROCHEMICAL JOURNAL 145: 1207-1217.
- Mödlinger M., Kuijpers M.H.G., Braekmans D.J.G. & Berger D. (2017), Quantitative comparisons of the color of CuAs, CuSn, CuNi, and CuSb alloys, JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 88: 14-23.
- Müskens S., Braekmans D., Versluys M.J. & Degryse P. (2018), Egyptian sculptures from Imperial Rome. Non-destructive characterization of granitoid statues through macroscopic methodologies and in situ XRF analysis, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 10(6): 1303-1318.
- Braekmans D., Degryse P., Neyt B., Waelkens M. & Poblome J. (2016), Reconstructing Regional Trajectories: the Provenance and Distribution of Archaic to Hellenistic Ceramics in Central Pisidia (South-west Turkey), Archaeometry .
- Degryse P. & Braekmans D. (2014), Elemental and Isotopic Analysis of Ancient Ceramics and Glass. In: Holland H.D., Turekian K.K. (Eds.) Treatise on Geochemistry. no. Vol. 14 Oxford: Elsevier. 191-207.
- Poblome J., Braekmans D.J.G., Music B., Van Der Enden M., Neyt B., De Graeve B. & Degryse P. (2013), A pottery kiln underneath the Odeon of ancient Sagalassos, SW Turkey. The excavation results, the table wares and their archaeometrical analysis. In: Fenn N., Kögler P., Römer-Strehl C. (Eds.) Networks in the Hellenistic World according to the pottery in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond (BAR International Series). no. 2539: Archaeopress. 193-204.
- Poblome J., Braekmans D.J.G., Waelkens M., Firat N., Vanhaverbeke H., Martens F., Kaptijn E., Vyncke K., Willet R. & Degryse P. (2013), How did Sagalassos come to be? A ceramological survey. In: Tekocak M. (Ed.) Studies in Honour of K. Levent Zoroğlu. Antalya: Suna & Inan Kiraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations. 527-540.
- Waters-Rist A.L., Braekmans D. & Hoogland M.L.P. (2013), New Archaeological Examples of Dental Prosthetics: Dentures from the Nineteenth Century Village of Middenbeemster, The Netherlands.. British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology 13 9 2013-15 9 2013 [conference poster].
- Neyt B., Braekmans D., Poblome J., Elsen J., Waelkens M. & Degryse P. (2012), Long-term clay raw material selection and use in the region of Classical/Hellenistic to Early Byzantine Sagalassos (SW Turkey), JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 39(5): 1296-1305.
- Scott Rebecca B., Shortland Andrew J., Degryse Patrick, Power Matthew, Domoney Kelly, Boyen Sara & Braekmans Dennis (2012), In situ analysis of ancient glass: 17th century painted glass from Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford and Roman glass vessels, European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part a Glass Technology 53(2): 65-73.
- Braekmans D.J.G., Degryse P., Poblome J., Neyt B., Vyncke K. & Waelkens M. (2011), Understanding ceramic variability: an archaeometrical interpretation of the Classical and Hellenistic ceramics at Duzen Tepe and Sagalassos (Southwest Turkey), JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 38(9): 2101-2115.
- Vanhaverbeke H., Waelkens M., Vyncke K., De Laet V., Aydal S., Music B., De Cupere B., Poblome J., Braekmans D., Degryse P., Marinova E., Verstraeten G., Van Neer W., Slapsak B., Medaric I., Ekinci H.A. & Erbay M.O. (2010), 'Pisidian' culture? The Classical-Hellenistic site at Duzen Tepe near Sagalassus (southwest Turkey), Anatolian Studies 60: 105-128.
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