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Merel Spithoven

PhD candidate / Guest

Name
M. Spithoven MSc
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
m.spithoven@arch.leidenuniv.nl

Current research

Merel Spithoven-Stikkelorum is a PhD candidate at the University of Groningen in collaboration with Leiden University. Her project is part of a larger project funded by NWO and lead by Dr Hans Peeters (GIA): Resurfacing Doggerland. Environment, humans and material culture in a postglacial drowning landscape.

A pilot study of the largest assembly of bone and antler artefacts from postglacial Doggerland, Mesolithic bone and antler points, suggests a strong relationship between humans and red deer. Many other bone and antler artefacts seem to be made of red deer as well. This human-red deer relationship seems to have influenced human behaviour to such an extent that it is reflected in their material culture in various ways. Merel Spithoven-Stikkelorum will investigate this relationship by reconstructing the behaviour of hunter-gatherers through the use of bone and antler artefacts.

Office days

Attendence differs each week

PhD candidate / Guest

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Sciences
  • Material Culture Studies

No relevant ancillary activities

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