PhD candidate/Guest Staff Member
Marije graduated in Archaeology in 2010 at the University of Amsterdam. Her MA thesis dealt with Carolingian (eighth and ninth centuries AD) settlements in the Netherlands, focusing on houseplans.After graduating in 2010 she worked as a field archaeologist in several projects in the Netherlands, among which a large scale excavation at Lent, near Nijmegen. In February 2013 she started as a PhD candidate at Leiden University.
Marije is part of the research group ‘Charlemagne’s Backyard’ of prof. dr. F.C.W.J. Theuws and prof. dr. M. de Jong (University of Utrecht). This group consists of one postdoctoral historian researcher (University of Utrecht) and three Archaeology PHD candidates (Leiden University). The team aims to create new images of the nature of the Carolingian economy based on archaeological data from the Netherlands, combined with a study of written evidence concerning manorialisation and landholding in the Netherlands.
Within this research, Marije focuses on the archaeological data of houses, farmyards and settlements of the period. In debates dominated by historians, landed property and the changing organisation of agricultural production are mostly seen as the driving force behind economic growth in the Carolingian period. By investigating the (regional) variations in housebuilding, outbuildings, and arrangement of the farmyard and settlements, she tries to provide insight into the organisation of the settlements and agricultural production, and establish whether or not economic growth can be observed.
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