Dr. O.P. (Olivier) Nieuwenhuijse
- Assistant professor
- Pre- and proto-history of Upper Mesopotamia
- The archaeology of social identity
- Secondary products
- Settlement archaeology
- Late Neolithic ceramic styles
|Telephone number:||+31 (0)71 527 2412|
|Faculty / Department:||Faculteit Archeologie, Near Eastern|
Van Steenis gebouw
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B106
Olivier Nieuwenhuijse is assistant professor in Near Eastern archaeology. In addition Olivier works for the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (Aussenstelle Damaskus) in a project directed by Dr. Karin Bartl to interpret the 7th millennium site of Shir (Northern Levant). Since 2011 Olivier participates in the Sharizor Survey Project, an international co-operation investigating long-term patterns of human settlement and land-use in the Sulaimaniya Province of Northern Iraq. After completing his PhD in 2005 at Leiden University he conducted a post-doctoral study on the social and material repercussions of the so-called 8.2 ka abrupt climate event in Upper Mesopotamia, initiating two international workshops on this topic in Leiden 2009 and at the EAA in 2010. Olivier has worked as a researcher in various projects scattered across the Middle East, carrying out field research in Syria, Turkey and Lebanon, and Iraq. In 2009 he co-organized the first international conference on the Late Neolithic archaeology of Upper Mesopotamia. He is a leading specialist on prehistoric ceramics from the Near East. He has previously worked as an assistant-curator for the department Near East at the National Museum of Antiquities Leiden, and publishes regularly for popular-scientific media. Olivier’s teaching includes courses on Near Eastern archaeology and various specific theoretical and thematic topics.
Present: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (on appointment).
Wetenschappelijk onderzoek, analyse van Laat-Neolithisch aardewerk