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Yannick Boswinkel

PhD candidate

Y. Boswinkel MA
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In his PhD research Yannick focuses on large fortifications from Mycenaean Greece (c.1600-1100BC). The methodology of architectural energetics is being used to calculate the costs of monumental architecture in labour (person-hours). By breaking down the building process into various phases a proper cost estimate can be calculated. The calculated costs can then be used to investigate the impact of such structures on the community in which they were constructed. This will provide insight into the wealth and power of the ruling class and subsequently the distribution of wealth among the people. Therefore, this study will increase our understanding of the structuring of Mycenaean communities and may offer new information on Mycenaean society as a whole.

Curriculum vitae

2016 - 2020 PhD candidate archaeology: Labouring with large stones.

2012 - 2016 Various internships and student assistant positions with a number of projects within  the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, as well as the University of Amsterdam and the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden.

2013 - 2015 Research Master 'Town and Country in the Mediterranean and the Near East’, Leiden University (cum laude).
2009 - 2012 Bachelor Archaeology, Leiden University.

2017 – 2019 Head of the Faculty Council, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University.
2016 – 2019 Editor at INTER-SECTION: http://www.inter-section.nl/
2014 – 2015 Member Faculty Council, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University.
2010 – 2012 Member Education Committee, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University.

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Sciences
  • Material Culture Studies


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