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Merlijn Veltman

PhD candidate

M. Veltman MA
+31 71 527 2727

Merlijn Veltman is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Archaeology.

More information about Merlijn Veltman

Office days

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


My research focuses on three regions in the Eurasian steppe belt - the Dushanbe/Ferghana valley and Northern Afghanistan, the Alma-Ata region in Kazakhstan, and Northern Mongolia and the Transbaikal region in Russia. I am creating a novel methodology using developments in materiality studies, such as assemblage theory and human-thing entanglements, to study processes of globalisation in burial sites in these regions. By developing object genealogies and objectscapes of these regions, I hope to show how objects - rather than only human actors - played an important role in the complicated processes of globalisation in the Eurasian steppe.

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • World Archaeology
  • Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B1.03


  • No relevant ancillary activities
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