Victor Klinkenberg

  • PhD student

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6048
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, Archaeological Sciences, Material Culture Studies
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number C110


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Victor Klinkenberg studied archaeology at Leiden University, specializing in computer applications in archaeology and spatial analysis. He majored on the Prehistory of North Western Europe, but also developed a keen interest in Near Eastern Archaeology. He has participated in various field projects in Turkey and Iraq. Victor is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Archaeology from January 2012.


His research focuses on the investigation of the structure of activities within the fortress of Sabi Abyad. This will be done through the analysis of finds and their spatial distribution within the complex using GIS as a methodology. This will provide insights into what activities were undertaken where in the Dunnu. This will tell us more about the role the fortress played in the region and in the Assyrian empire.

The PhD research is part of the project Consolidating Empire. Reconstructing Hegemonic Practices of the Middle Assyrian Empire at the Late Bronze Age fortified Estate of Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria, ca. 1230-1180 BC.More information.

Last Modified: 01-02-2016