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Joanne Mol

Director of Education/Assistant Professor

Dr. J.A. Mol
+31 71 527 2727

Joanne Mol is lecturer and at present also the Programme Director of the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, the Netherlands. She studied Quaternary Geology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and did her PhD thesis on the effects of climate changes on rivers. In Leiden she teaches mainly geoarchaeology with emphasis on natural site formation processes and archaeological prospection.

Her research focuses on geoarchaeology, which involves palaeolandscape reconstruction and natural site formation. Region of interest: Europe. She was involved in the field project of Dr. Marie Soressi at the palaeolithic site les Cottés in France. Here, she investigated the landscape evolution of the valley in front of the cave.

In 2021 Dr Joanne Mol and Dr Mike Field have started a cooperation with staff members of CML in their project on sustainable land use in Vrouw Vennepolder (north of Leiden).
In the coming years Mol and Field and a team of students will investigate historical land use and landscape changes, by analyzing palaeobotanical and geological data obtained from fieldwork.

As Programme Director her main task is on management of the education and the implementation of innovative teaching in the curricula of the faculty.

Director of Education/Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Heritage
  • Field Research Education Centre

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A2.14



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