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Prof. dr. Gert-Jan Burgers

Prof. dr. Gert-Jan Burgers
Prof. dr.
Via Omero 10/12, 00197, Roma
Director of Studies in Archeology (KNIR), Assistant Professor (VU)
Publications: Regional Pathways to Complexity
The greater part of my academic career to date has been concerned with Mediterranean landscape archaeology, and in particular that of (southern) Italy, from the time of Greek colonization to Romanization. Over the last twenty years I have developed and directed a series of archaeological fieldwork projects which combined large-scale excavations with systematic field surveys and both geo- and bio-archaeological fieldwork. Starting in 1991 with the ‘Salento Isthmus Project’, from 1997-2003 I have co-directed (together with Prof. Peter Attema) a project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). It examined the ancient landscape history of Italy from a comparative, regional perspective. The project developed several new field survey techniques and contributed much to a more uniform approach within Mediterranean landscape archaeology. The resulting macro-regional perspective has since provided a useful framework for a series of new projects I have initiated in various parts of Italy. Since 2004 I have also focused on the development and implementation of cultural heritage research, again largely form a landscape perspective.

Selected bibliography:

2012 (with F. Vermeulen, C. Corsi & S. Keay; eds.): The Contribution of Urban Landscape Survey in Italy and the Mediterranean, Oxford: Oxbow books, pp. 239

2011 (with J.P. Crielaard): Greci e indigeni a L’Amastuola, Mottola: Stampasud, pp. 260

2011 (with P. Attema & M. van Leusen): Regional Pathways to Complexity. Settlement and andscape Dynamics in Italy in the 1st Millennium BC, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 235

2010 (with C. Napolitano; eds.): L’Insediamento messapico di Muro Tenente. Scavi e ricerche 1998-2009, Mesagne: Locopress, pp. 150

2009 (with G. Recchia; eds.): Ricognizioni archeologiche sull’altopiano delle Murge. La carta archeologica del territorio di Cisternino (BR), Foggia: Grenzi editore, pp. 192

2009 (with S. Ross, A. Sabotkova) Remote Sensing and Archaeological Prospection in Apulia, Italy, Journal of Field Archaeology 34, 4, 423-437

2002 (with P. Attema, E. van Joolen, M. van Leusen & B. Mater (eds.), New Developments in Italian Landscape Archaeology. BAR International Series 1091. Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 265.

2001 (with G.A. Maruggi; eds.): San Pancrazio Salentino, Li Castelli. Archeologia di una comunità messapica nel Salento centrale, San Pancrazio Salentino: Pubblisystem, pp. 93

1999 (with K. Alberda, H. Burgers, D. Karel, D. Yntema), Muro Tenente. Centro messapico nel territorio di Mesagne, Manduria: Thiemme, pp. 173

1998 Constructing Messapian Landscapes: Settlement Dynamics, Social Organization and Culture Contact in the Margins of Graeco-Roman Italy, Amsterdam: Gieben, pp. 327.

Topics: Methodology of survey archaeology, Theory of landscape archaeology
Regions: Central Italy, Southern Italy
Periods: Archaic, Bronze Age, Classical, Hellenistic, Iron Age, Late Roman, Medieval, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Palaeolithic, Post-Medieval, Roman
Institutes: The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, VU University Amsterdam