Dr. Victor Klinkenberg is researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology. He specialises in computer applications in archaeology and spatial analysis. Throughout his career, Victor participated in numerous (fieldwork) projects in The Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, Iraq, Cyprus and Greece.
His PhD research was aimed at reconstructing activities at the Late Bronze Age settlement at Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria. This was part of the ERC funded “Consolidating Empire” research project, led by Dr. Bleda Düring. The PhD research project has been published as a monograph in the PIHANS series.
Currently, Victor is project manager and research associate in the SETinSTONE project. This ERC funded research (grant nr. 646667) is aimed at investigating the effects of monumental building programmes on local societies in Mycenaean Greece. Within this project, Victor analyses the spatial distribution of settlements in the core area of the Mycenaean world, the Argive Plain. By investigating the extent of rural life and urbanization, he attempts to offer a new perspective to the developments in the area.
Additionally, Victor is involved in the archaeological excavation project of Chlorakas-Palloures on Cyprus, functioning as field director. Together with scientific director dr. Bleda Düring and an international team of specialists and students the annual excavations have yielded spectacular data on the Middle and Late Chalcolithic of the island.