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  • The soil speaks it all!

    • Course
    • Faculty of Humanities

    Before I came to the Netherlands, I had a very little knowledge about the archaeology of this country except for Krijn, the first Dutch Neanderthal fossils discovered in a coast of Zeeland. So, when I received an email from the Archon committee mentioning that a three-day course about geoarchaeology would be taking place in VU Amsterdam, my mind started to wonder about the archaeological contents below the Netherlands soil. Little did I know that this uniformly flat land hides a very complicated geological history and the richness of archaeological contents throughout time.


    Moreover, my experience in conducting a geological research in a newly discovered archaeological site in Indonesia, called Semedo in Central Java teaches that I had a very limited knowledge about the significance of studying the Holocene soil, since I was targeting the older Pleistocene layers in search of the first ancient animal and human occupation in Java Island. Therefore, whenever I

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  • Old maps of the Netherlands

    • Education

    Selection of old georeferenced maps to showcase the difficulties of georeferencing old maps.

    The data is served by www.edugis.nl

  • Assessing the landscape

    • Course
    • Education

    Maps used in the Earth and Economics MSc course Assessing the landscape. The landscape is the visible result of human interaction with its physical surroundings. This subject introduces the concept of landscape, discuss various ways to classify and value landscapes and show how such values can be mapped and analyzed. 

  • Plakari

    • Course
    • Education
    • Faculty of Humanities

    Aerial photos and maps are available from the Plakari area in Greece that contain different types of information. This data is complementary and can help us to discover, capture and interpret certain features in the field. Students go into the field, equipped with iPads with which maps and photographs can be accessed.

     

  • Slave owners in Amsterdam 1863

    • Education
    • Student research
    • Faculty of Humanities

    During the abolition of slavery in 1863 slave owners and shareholders of slave operated plantations in Suriname and the Antilles received financial compensation. During this project the location of some of these individuals could be determined combining a historic map of Amsterdam with archived recordsof addresses.

  • Film in Rome / Rome in Film

    • Course
    • Education
    • Faculty of Humanities

    Maps used in the course: Film in Rome/Rome in de Film (2012). In the history of film Rome influenced cinematic imagination and the perception of the city was in turn formed by filmographic representation. This course used historic maps of Rome to create a link between film analysis, visual culture, urban affairs and history