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Diederik Pomstra

Researcher

Name
Mr. D.R. Pomstra
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
d.r.pomstra@arch.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0002-4642-1770

Diederik Pomstra studied Dutch and International Law in Utrecht but became involved in his great passion, prehistoric technology and experimental archaeology, soon after obtaining his master thesis. At first he worked as a self-employed stone age craftsperson making replicas of a wide variety of materials for both scientific experiments and museum exhibitions.
After meeting prof. Van Gijn during a mesolithic living project in 2005, Diederik began to contribute to scientific work and to teach archaeology students during practicals and fieldwork. The building of Horsterwold house, a reconstructed neolithic house from the Vlaardingen Culture, was the first large scale fieldwork project to which he contributed as a toolmaker and skilled builder.

At present, Diederik teaches Experimental Archaeology and is working on the experimental reconstruction of an iron age canoe in the Broekpolder in Vlaardingen.

Besides this teaching position, he continues his work as a craftsperson for his clients and contributes to the work of scientists of other universities. Diederik also has a position as Research Associate at the University of York where he contributes to archaeological experiments on artifacts found at Star Carr.

Researcher

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Sciences
  • Material Culture Studies

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number C1.24

Contact

  • Pomstra D. & Gijn A.L. Van (2020), De dood van Huize Horsterwold; de experimentele verbranding van een huisreconstructie, Archeologie in Nederland 4(3): 2-7. article in magazine/newspaper
  • Pomstra D.R. (24 October 2018), VRT 1, Nieuwe Feiten on wild food experiment for research A. Henry for Nieuwe feiten(VRT1) [interview]. television or radio interview
  • Verbaas A. & Pomstra D.R. (6 March 2018), Unknown about reconstruction of dug out canoe of Vergulde Hand. Interviewed by Wilfred Siemons [interview]. other
  • Pomstra D.R. (17 February 2018), Reconstruction of dug out canoe of Vergulde Hand for Jeugdjournaal(NPO 1) [interview]. television or radio interview
  • Pomstra D.R. & Henry A. (2018), Archaeologist Diederik Pomstra's ild Food Experiment Series of 31 vlogs on Youtube from 17th of October-17th of December. Archaeologist Diederik Pomstra's ild Food Experiment. Youtube: M.J.Pot (University of Leiden) [blog entry]. other
  • Needham A., Little A., Conneller C., Pomstra D., Croft S., Milne & N. (2018), Beads and Pendant. In: Miilner N., Conneller C., Taylor B. (Eds.) Star Carr, Volume 2: Studies in technology, subsistence and environment. York: White Rose University Press. 463-477. book chapter
  • Webb J., Little A., Conneller C., Milner N. & Pomstra D.R. (2018), Stones. In: Milner N., Conneller C., Taylor B. (Eds.) Star Carr: Volume 2: Studies in technology, subsistence and environment. York: White Rose University Press. book chapter
  • Fletcher L., Milner N.,Taylor M., Bamforth M., Croft S., Little A., Pomstra D.R., Robson H.K. & Knight B. (2018), The Use of Birch Bark. In: Milner N., Conneller C., Taylor B. (Eds.) Star Carrr, Volume 2: Studies in technology, subsistence and environment. York: White Rose University Press. 419-436. book chapter
  • Taylor M., Bamforth M., Robson H.K., Watson C., Little A., Pomstra D.R., Milner N., Carty, J.C., Colonese A.C., Lucquin, A., Allen & S. (2018), The Wooden Artefacts. In: Milner N., Conneller C.,Taylor B. (Eds.) Star Carr, Volume 2: Studies in technology, subsistence and environment. York: White Rose University Press. 167-418. book chapter
  • Bamforth M., Taylor M., Pomstra D.R., Little A. & Radini A. (2018), Woodworking Technology. In: Milner N., Conneller C., Taylor B. (Eds.) Star Carr, Vlume 2: Studies in technology, subsistence and environment. York: White Rose University Press. 347-366. book chapter
  • Kozowyk P.R.B., Soressi M., Pomstra D. & Langejans G.H.J. (2017), Experimental methods for the Palaeolithic dry distillation of birch bark: implications for the origin and development of Neandertal adhesive technology, Scientific Reports 7: 8033. article in journal: refereed
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