Wil Roebroeks, Professor of Palaeolithic Archaeology in Leiden, is to be awarded the ‘Academy Professors Prize’ of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW). Roebroeks has drastically changed academic thinking about the behaviour of early hominins and our knowledge of the earliest colonisation of Europe and Asia.
Dr. Joanita Vroom (Near Eastern and Mediterranean archaeology) has been invited to join the prestigious French POMEDOR Project as co-applicant and regional coordinator for Greece and Turkey. The POMEDOR Project focusses on the interaction between population, pottery and food in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean and uses an interdisciplinary archaeological, archaeometric and historical approach to this new field of study.
Prof. Dr. Corinne Hofman, director of the Caribbean Research Group at the Faculty of Archaeology, has been awarded a grant by the European Science Foundation for the Humanities in the European Research Area ( HERA )for the research "Caribbean Connections: Cultural Encounters in a New World Setting".